I remember coming home from my cousins’ house on Christmas Eve when I was about eight years old. As I walked from the car to the front door, I looked up on the roof and smiled knowing that Santa Claus and his reindeer would be landing there in a few short hours. I could imagine Rudolph and the other reindeer landing with the sleigh full of toys. We didn’t have a chimney, but I knew that Santa would find a way into our house, where he’d find our stockings, the Christmas tree and lots of other holiday decorations.
Looking back, that was a joyful moment in my life. I was happy at just the thought that a jolly old man who lived at the North Pole with all his elves was going to give me and all the other kids in the world Christmas presents.
I expect that most people have memories like that one. Every kid deserves to have a time in their life when they feel pure, innocent joy. And it seems that Christmas and Santa Claus bring about that experience universally.
Many non-profit groups or other organizations offer an opportunity for kids to receive a personalized Santa Claus letter. Contact your local Chamber of Commerce or similar organization to find out.
I can only imagine how a young boy or girl will feel when they get just such a letter from Santa. After all, nearly every child writes a letter to Santa. Doesn’t it make sense that he would write back, and they’d get a letter from Santa?
I often hear people talk about their concern for kids these days. Many are worried about raising children in today’s world. Others have a rather pessimistic view of young people in general.
Many people who raise those concerns do not know what to do about it. I don’t have all the answers, but I know we can all start by trying to make our part of the world a better place. Isn’t the holidays a great time to start? And isn’t making children happy a great first step?
We all get consumed during the Christmas season with how to find the best Christmas presents for everyone on our holiday list. Let’s be sure we remember how great is was to be a kid and then do what we can to help young people experience that today, too.
I know a personalized Santa Claus letter isn’t going to bring about world peace, but I feel certain that it will help bring joy to the heart of most every little girl and little boy.