In anticipation of the more magical period, a young child poetically articulates on paper exactly what she wants for Christmas, pleading her case that explains why she overwhelmingly deserves everything for which she actually is asking. Then, using the greatest of care, she places her magical letter into an envelope, writes “To Santa Claus” about the face, attaches the postage stamp Mom gave her to utilize, and carries it to the mailbox. Then, obviously, the mail carrier grabs the letter and off it is.
Well, to little Abigail who wrote the letter, there is absolutely no question regarding the location where the letters from santa is heading…Santa Claus, needless to say. But would you be surprised if I told you that little Abigail is most probably exactly right?
It was actually 1852 as well as the Christmas Eve church service had just concluded. Being the whole town was present, it was actually a great time to hold the very last town meeting of year. You can see, for several years, this small town in Spencer County of southern Indiana, founded within the late 1840’s, have been referred to as the “nameless town.” It was mainly because the settlers, of mostly German descent, could not pick a name.
All were gathered round the pot-bellied stove, like the children…although quiet and never really participating, were in the most essential town meetings. As being the frustrating discussion of naming the city continued, a chilly December gust blew open the wooden doors of the small log church, plus it was the adults who fell silent because the youngsters stumbled on life. Using a magical scene of snowflakes glistening on black velvet, mysterious sleigh bells were heard with the picture-framed doorway. It was actually then the children, almost in a single, simultaneous voice exclaimed, “Santa Claus, it’s Santa Claus!”
It had been so…one Christmas Eve, over 150 in the past, the little nameless town finally took its name. Santa Claus, Indiana since it is still named to the day.
You might have guessed, this small city of approximately 2,000 residents is focused on Christmas. In the town’s name towards the names around the street signs, as well as witnessing the town’s village décor, the holiday spirit year-round is quite evident.
Each Christmas season, large numbers of letters reach the town’s small post office. Actually, this post office handles more mail, frequently over, in the holidays personal1zed it can all the other months combined! These letters, often inscribed in crayon but with the highest sincerity, have but one name addressed in the envelope’s face. Yeah, you guessed it…Santa Claus.
So, this season when your child or grandchild asks you for the postage stamp so they can mail their heart-felt message to Santa Claus, you may honestly agree that the letters will in all probability find its intended destination…