Friday, December 20, 2019

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor – A message from Santa

Ho! Ho! Ho! And Merry Christmas everyone! As the big night gets closer, my elves have been helping get my sleigh ready and all the reindeer are resting to make sure they are ready, too! 

Rudolph’s nose has been cleaned and shined so it will be very bright as I travel all around the world.

To the kids: Are you excited for the big day? I know you’ve all been working really hard to be good this year, but there’s still a few days left, so be sure to be as nice and helpful as you can. I’ll be checking my list twice and you don’t want to be on the ‘naughty’ one. It’s important to remember Christmas isn’t all about toys and lights and candy canes. It’s showing your parents, brothers, sisters and friends you love and care about them. You can do that simply by spending time with them or helping them when they need it. Even something as simple as a compliment can make a big difference in someone’s day.

Once I’m done delivering presents, and spreading cheer, I return to the North Pole and spend time with Mrs. Claus and the elves. Family is an important part of Christmas to me.

Get those letters mailed, if you haven’t already, and I’ll get ready to stop by your house. Oh! Don’t forget the cookies and milk (no kale) as I get hungry travelling to so many houses!

To the adults: Mrs. Claus and I were talking the other day and while kids get most of my attention, some adults begin to forget about me as they get older, but I haven’t forgotten about you.

Christmastime is different when you’re an adult and can sometimes be more stressful than fun. It may be more difficult than it used to but look for ways to find that special feeling you had at Christmas when you were younger. It can be found in a look on your child’s (or niece/nephew’s) face when they see the lights or open a gift, or when everyone sits down to Christmas dinner. Or maybe you find it elsewhere. Exercise is a great way to relieve stress (I know I could use it after a night of eating cookies), spending time with your pet(s), or simply finding something that makes you laugh. There’s no right way to feel good about Christmas; It’s about being together with those you love and enjoy.

Well, I’ve got to get back to supervising the elves and continue to get ready for my big sleigh ride!

Merry Christmas everyone!
North Pole

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