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Letter from Santa with a Message in a Bottle

June 29, 2009
Santa and his Sleigh

Santa and his Sleigh

The tradition and wonderful illusion we give our children at Christmas time is a pure joy when we see their faces light up with such excitement. Christmas is a time of wonderment and pure elation. The Macy’s day parade and snow on the ground and the lighted trees help to bring the fantasy alive for our children. The height of excitement is when you take your child to the local department store and Santa is waiting there to listen to your children’s wishes for the holiday season. They can also receive a special message in a bottle greeting that holds a letter from Santa Claus, their favorite character of the year. With a transparent picture of Santa and his reindeer and the illusion of snow shaking in the bottle brings pure joy to the little ones faces.

When was the first Christmas card sent? Why do we kiss under the mistletoe? We have learned to love the origins of Christmas and some of our favorite Christmas traditions and symbols that can bring families close together.

There are lots of Christmas traditions that are practiced by a number of countries all over the world during the holiday season. These traditions can be as diverse as the culture and religious practices of each and every country in the world.

The tradition of Santa begins in the 4th century with Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra, an area in present day Turkey. By all accounts St. Nicholas was a generous man, particularly devoted to children. After his death around 340 A.D. he was buried in Myra, but in 1087 Italian sailors purportedly stole his remains and removed them to Bari, Italy, greatly increasing St. Nicholas’ popularity throughout Europe.

His kindness and reputation for generosity gave rise to claims he that he could perform miracles and devotion to him increased. St. Nicholas became the patron saint of Russia, where he was known by his red cape, flowing white beard, and bishop’s mitre.

He takes flight with his reindeer every December 25th making all boys and girls who have been good throughout the year very happy with the presents he leaves under their tree.

With a message in a bottle letter from Santa that tradition stays alive in a very special way.

Message in a Bottle Santa with Presents

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