I know this is your busy time of year but I have a few questions. I hope you don’t mind. You see, I’m afraid to ask Mom and Dad because they say visiting you is their favourite part of Christmas and they’ll be sad when we grow up and might not want to visit you anymore. I don’t want to make them sad Santa. I don’t want them to think I’m too big to come see you anymore because I want to! I really do, I promise.
It’s just that, well, I’m 9 years old and I’m in 4th Grade and some of the kids at school say some pretty mean things about you. Don’t worry, I tell them they’re wrong. Like when Matthew said you didn’t exist. I told him that you do so exist, because last year I sat on your lap and I talked to you at the mall.
He says his mom puts all the gifts under the tree and it’s not you at all. I told Matthew, maybe he’s on the Naughty List and his mom HAS to put the presents because she knows Santa wouldn’t stop at a house of a kid on the Naughty List. That’s the whole point of the Naughty List. Right Santa?
So, I don’t want to hurt your feelings or anything, but I just need to know Santa, you’re real right?
I am part of the magic of Christmas Spirit. People who love Christmas as much as you and your parents do, have Christmas Spirit in their hearts. If you believe in magic and have an open heart, that’s what really counts. I promise that if you believe in me, I am real.
Don’t worry what kids at school say. You and I know the truth. We know that your heart is full of Christmas Spirit and that’s all that really matters. It’s not just believing in me that counts, but it’s also the spirit of giving, the spirit of loving and being a good person all year around. It’s how you feel in your heart. That’s what Christmas Spirit really is.
As long as you believe, you don’t need to worry about trying to convince anyone else that I am real. I don’t anyway.
I hope you will never be too old to think of me at Christmas or wave to me at the mall. One day, a long, long time from now, I hope you will bring your children to visit me. I promise you that I will love them just as much as I love you today.
Merry Christmas Katie.
With All My Love,
Have you seen this website: http://portablenorthpole.com? You can go there and register your child to receive a personalized email from Santa himself. It takes all of 3 minutes and the video email you will receive will bring a tear to your eye.
My 9 year old just received her email and she is over the moon. Proof for another year that she still has the Christmas spirit in her heart. I will cherish these soon to be fleeting moments for a lifetime!
Merry Christmas Everyone!
Enjoy your little ones as they grow.
Give them an extra snuggle and hold them tight this Christmas season.