|Vintage Glitter Pear Ornaments from Black Magic Emporium|
Do you still believe in Santa Claus? I DO!!! One of the best reasons is my husband, his actions as a teenager and the tradition that he carries on to this day.
When my husband was about seventeen there was a young family that lived across the street. The mom was a stay at home mother and the dad had just lost his job at the beginning of the month. My husband was helping to shovel their sidewalk when he overheard them talking about how they were going to handle Christmas. See they had a four year-old boy and a little girl in Kindergarten, and if they were going to make their house payment there couldn't be a Christmas. So they felt the only thing they could do was them the "truth."
|Good Old Santa Ornament from GrapeVine Ceramics & Gifts|
Now my husband was a helpful guy but he was also unapproachable to those who didn't know him. He played hard, had a lot of fun and damn the consequences. But to those who actually know him, he's one of the most stand up guys you're going to meet. He'll give you the shirt off his back if you are in need. He still remembered the excitement of having presents from Santa at Christmas and he didn't want to see a little kid, let alone two grow up without that experience. So my husband hatched a plan... He took his beer money for the month (yes at seventeen he always made sure he had beer money... see description above) and bought Christmas for the family. He managed a small decorated tree for their table, a Barbie, Barbie car, clothes and accessories, a Big Wheel trike, and Hotwheels cars for the little ones, and hats and gloves for the whole family. He then dropped them off on their door step the weekend before Christmas (rang the doorbell and ran). We don't know if they had already told the kids but either way Santa came and the next year they all believed.
|Parker's Christmas Tree Forest by Kater's Acres|
|I Believe... Copper and Sterling Stampled Necklace by Little Green Room|
So... I still do believe... The idea of a person "Santa" is gone, but the feeling, the giving, the anticipation and excitement, and above all the love remains.