In anticipation of the most magical period, a kid poetically articulates in writing just what she wants for Christmas, pleading her case that explains why she overwhelmingly deserves everything in which she actually is asking. Then, using the greatest of care, she places her magical letter into an envelope, writes “To Santa Claus” on the face, attaches the postage stamp Mom gave her to work with, and carries it for the mailbox. Then, naturally, the mail carrier grabs the letter and off it is going.
Well, to little Abigail who wrote the letter, there is absolutely no question regarding in which the letter from santa is heading…Santa Claus, obviously. But are you surprised basically if i mentioned that little Abigail is probably exactly right?
It was 1852 and also the Christmas Eve church service had just concluded. Being that the whole town was present, it was a great time to support the ultimate town meeting of the season. You see, for many years, this small town in Spencer County of southern Indiana, founded in the late 1840’s, was known as the “nameless town.” This was for the reason that the settlers, of mostly German descent, could not decide on a name.
All were gathered across the pot-bellied stove, for example the children…although quiet and never really participating, were within the most significant town meetings. Since the frustrating discussion of naming the city continued, a chilly December gust blew open the wooden doors on this small log church, and yes it was the adults who fell silent since the youngsters arrived at life. Having a magical scene of snowflakes glistening on black velvet, mysterious sleigh bells were heard with the picture-framed doorway. It was actually then this children, almost in a single, simultaneous voice exclaimed, “Santa Claus, it’s Santa Claus!”
It absolutely was so…one Christmas Eve, over 150 yrs ago, the small nameless town finally took its name. Santa Claus, Indiana since it is still named to this day.
As you may have guessed, this small city of approximately 2,000 residents is all about Christmas. Through the town’s name for the names around the street signs, as well as witnessing the town’s village décor, the holiday spirit year-round is very evident.
Each and every Christmas season, tens of thousands of letters get through to the town’s small post office. In reality, this post office handles more mail, many times over, during the holidays personal1zed it will all other months combined! These letters, often inscribed in crayon although with the maximum sincerity, have only one name addressed on the envelope’s face. Yeah, you guessed it…Santa Claus.
So, this holiday period when your child or grandchild asks you for any postage stamp to enable them to mail their heart-felt message to Santa Claus, you can honestly agree that the letters will most likely find its intended destination…