In anticipation of the very most magical season, a youngster poetically articulates in writing precisely what she needs for Christmas, pleading her case why she overwhelmingly deserves everything for which she 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 use, and carries it towards the mailbox. Then, needless to say, the mail carrier grabs the letter and off it is going.
Well, to little Abigail who wrote the letter, there is no question concerning where personalized letter from santa is heading…Santa Claus, of course. But will you be surprised generally if i mentioned that little Abigail is most probably exactly right?
It was 1852 as well as the Christmas Eve church service had just concluded. Being the whole town was present, it had been a fun time to keep the very last town meeting of year. You can see, for a long time, this small town in Spencer County of southern Indiana, founded from the late 1840’s, have been called the “nameless town.” This became due to the fact the settlers, of mostly German descent, could not pick a name.
All were gathered throughout the pot-bellied stove, such as the children…although quiet and not really participating, were included in the most critical town meetings. As being the frustrating discussion of naming the town continued, a chilly December gust blew open the wooden doors of this small log church, plus it was the adults who fell silent since the youngsters came to life. Having a magical scene of snowflakes glistening on black velvet, mysterious sleigh bells were heard from the picture-framed doorway. It was actually then a children, almost in just one, simultaneous voice exclaimed, “Santa Claus, it’s Santa Claus!”
It was so…one Christmas Eve, over 150 years ago, the little nameless town finally got its name. Santa Claus, Indiana because it is still named to this day.
As you may have guessed, this small town of just over 2,000 residents is focused on Christmas. In the town’s name to the names in the street signs, and also witnessing the town’s village décor, the vacation spirit year-round is quite evident.
Each and every Christmas season, hundreds of thousands of letters get through to the town’s small post office. The truth is, this post office handles more mail, frequently over, in the holidays personal1zed it does all the other months combined! These letters, often inscribed in crayon though with the utmost sincerity, have only one name addressed on the envelope’s face. Yeah, you guessed it…Santa Claus.
So, this holiday season as soon as your child or grandchild asks you for the postage stamp so that they can mail their heart-felt message to Santa Claus, you may honestly agree that the letters will most likely find its intended destination…