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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Yes, there is a Santa Claus

Yes, there is a Santa Claus and he has taken the form of a ten year old girl.

The high school teacher that organizes the student volunteers for my school has worked hard this season collecting letters for the Macy's Believe Holiday Campaign. The son of someone she knows was recently treated to a Disney trip thanks to The Make A Wish Foundation and this is her way of helping. It's a wonderful thing!

Our day started by watching the Christmas show that the older kids at school were putting on. Such a nice way to start the day!

Then later the high school teacher came to visit and bring me some pictures to scrap for her. I handed her some more letters to Santa for the Macy's box and she shared the stories of some letters that the fifth grade students at my school had written.

There were the typical letters where the kids followed teacher directions and listed what they wanted for Christmas and why they believed they deserved the gifts.

There were other letters, written mostly by boys, that said they were only writing because their teacher was making them. They didn't believe in Santa, flying reindeer, the tooth fairy or Easter bunnies. (How sad for them!)

Then there was one letter written by a little girl saying that she had always gotten everything she asked for and so, this year, it would be OK to give her present to someone that never got anything. She talked about how she rides in the car with her mom and sees the homeless people on the street and wonders if they still believe in Santa Claus and how much she hopes they do.

I know Christmas is right around the corner, but I just wasn't feeling it until today. It took listening to children sing and hearing about a letter, written to Santa, by a 10 year old girl to remind me just how wonderful this time of year is.


  1. Wonderful story, very inspiring. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 5 post on Dec. 16, 2010. Thanks again.

  3. What a precious story! I have days too that I wonder about Christmas as well!

  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave in the DigiFree category today [17 Dec 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  5. What a wonderful story. Thank you so much for sharing. (and the fab digi)

  6. What a touching story. How sad to have homeless but how wonderful for a youngster to be so compassionate.

  7. Out of the mouths of babes.

    Thank you for the sentiment.

  8. Ginger, December is a blur, so I'm just now catching up with your posts. What a great story and a great reminder that any time is time to be compassionate and caring.



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