Diapers and Dragons

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I Still Believe

Santa Claus is still alive and kickin'. I've never truly lost my belief in him as a symbol, if not a flesh-and-blood person, even the year when we spent Christmas in the mountains in France. I was in third grade. We woke up Christmas morning (or rather, Noel morning) and were about to pounce on the presents when one of my parents gasped and said "Santa forgot to fill the stockings!" So my sister and I crawled back in bed and closed our eyes as tightly as possible so Santa would come back and fill those stockings to bulging. We were smart kids--we knew what was going on. That didn't make Santa any less real.

And now that I have small children, the opportunity to bring Santa to life is so much fun. DramaBoy is old enough this year to really get into Santa, and I was already thinking about starting a "letter to Santa" tradition when I read Riley's post on All Rileyed Up about Macy's Believe campaign.

This is such a very cool idea! Macy's is encouraging people to write a letter to Santa, stamp and address it to Santa at the North Pole, and mail it at one of the special mailboxes placed in Macy's stores. For every letter mailed, Macy's will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The Foundation is a non-profit organization that makes wishes come true for terminally ill children. Talk about a campaign that taps into the spirit of giving!

So write a letter to Santa this year, have your children write a letter to Santa, have your friends and family write a letter to Santa, and help make wishes come true.

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All Rileyed Up said...

Thanks for the mention. It really is a great campaign, isn't it?

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