Thursday, December 06, 2012
ACCM December 6:
Did you ever send a letter to Santa? Did you ever visit Santa and “make a list?” Do you still believe in Santa Claus?
1. When I was young i sent letters for Santa to our local radio station. They would read the letters on air at the same time daily. I can't remember if they said Santa was listening or if the letters would be forwarded to him, but they let the children believe Santa would know.
2. No, I never visited Santa when I was young because the department stores in my home town didn't have him. There was always a Christmas parade with Santa on the last float. There was a very old log cabin in the city park and Santa would be there during his stay. i think that cabin was one of first buildings in the Western Reserve.
3. Yes, I would make a list every year and give it to my mom. She would write out an envelope to santa and made me think she was mailing it to him, which she didn't, of course. I still make lists, but now I call them "Wish Lists"! I have some on Amazon and a board on Pinterest.
4. I can't really say I believe in Santa anymore. i do, however believe in the spirit of Santa. In my religion Jesus' birthday is our real reason for celebration. For many years it was St Nicolas who brought gifts to the girls and boys and left them at their front doors. Just as the three Wise Men brought gifts for the baby Jesus and St Nick gave to the children, that is why I believe in the spirit of Santa. Although the main focus is religious and events at church (I love Christmas music and often listen to it year round). Just because retailers start their displays earlier and earlier each year and have turned it into spending money, it doesn't have to be that way! I enjoy giving what I can to those I love. We often give gifts that we have made ourselves. This is the time of year that most people think of living in peace and getting along, giving of their time and needs to help others, and neighbors come together. It is the spirit of Christmas, the spirit of our Savior, and the spirit of Santa. It is too bad that more people can't have this goodness in their hearts all year long. Can you imagine how wonderful our entire world would be??
Do you believe in Santa?
May the blessings of the season be with all my Spark family regardless of your religion or non-religions as the case may be. It's all about love.
Peace Love Joy