Did you ever write a letter to Santa? Â I remember my Mom helping me write one every December when I was little. Â How I would watch the mailbox anxiously waiting for a return response from Santa. Â I recall the magic when finally I would open the mailbox and inside was a fancy letter. Â There were always colored drawings on the outside. Â That’s how I would know it was from Santa.
I would hold the envelope in my shaking hands. Â I remember asking for confirmation, “Is this my letter?”
Mom would smile, and show me my name on the outside of the envelope. Â Then we would walk back to the house. Â I guess I usually ran. Â There I would open it and Mom would read it to me. Â I remember the wonder. Â How did he know all that about me? Â As I look back I wish Mom would have saved one of those letters in my Baby Book.
I was an adult the first time I saw Santa’s Sleigh flying through the air one Christmas Eve. Â It brought back all that wonder I felt as a youngster. Â Here in Billings Santa’s sleigh can often be seen in the sky on Christmas eve. Â The last few years it has become a tradition for my husband and I to go driving and watch for Santa’s Sleigh. Â Each time I see it I think of Â Chris Van Allsburg’s book the Polar Express.
This last week two of the teacher’s at my school shared videos that Santa made for their children. Â They were amazing. Â New technology, but that Christmas anticipation was still there.Â
I decided to send an email to Santa at the Portable North Pole concerning my husband. Â You see sometimes he’s been naughty and gets coal in his stocking. Â You guessed it Dan received a video from Santa. Â If you would like to see it here is the link. Â (He’s ok with me sharing it.) Â Â http://www.portablenorthpole.tv/watch/gCht1ABoWZEOAMUhKdc6qHw?utm_campaign=share-video&utm_medium=share&utm_source=copy-paste
Santa is truly a technology leader, that old elf even has a facebook page. Â Here’s to Christmas magic.