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A Letter to Santa in the Present Day
The last time I wrote to you must have been over 20 years ago. Although, I don’t remember being too big on letters to Santa. I wrote my lists, gave them to my parents and assumed they would pass on the message to the big guy. You obviously got the lists though as I didn’t want for anything. I always had what I needed and the toys I got were always appreciated and loved.
Now that I’ve grown up, my priorities have changed and my understanding of what Christmas is. Once I was able to start affording to buy my own gifts for people, I enjoyed giving something back to those who had given to me for all those years and it’s something I enjoy most about Christmas to this day. I get joy from seeing others happy and showing them how special they are. Christmas, to me, is about family and love and sharing it in abundance with those you hold dear – as well as showing the same care and love for others who need it most.
I’ve noticed that Christmas has started to become less and less about sharing love and being with those you love, and has turned into a commercialised event. It makes me sad that the true meaning of Christmas has been long forgotten. Christmas has become a burden for some, rather than being a time of year to look forward to. I’m pleased to remember a time when Christmas really was all about being with your family and creating memories that will last forever.
But, have no fear Santa. I have adopted my role as an all-year-round Elf. I’m proud to represent the joy of Christmas and have become known as ‘Miss Christmas’ to my friends and family. I take pride in the fact that when somebody sees something to do with Christmas, my friends think of me first and share it with me. I can’t think of anything better than to be somebody that reminds them of a wonderful time of year. It makes me so happy!
For Christmas this year, I have everything I need. I have gained friends this year, lost bad friends and have had some happy and stressful times. Most of all, I’d like to see my loved ones happy and healthy. This year has shown me that we can’t predict our health, and that it can turn overnight into something serious and debilitating. I want that to change. I want my loved ones to find peace with their trials and tribulations. I’ve been fortunate this year, despite many unhappy years gone past, but my friends have faced some tough times and I want, more than anything, for them to be happy and to feel secure in who they are and their worth.
Other than that, I don’t need anything. Bring joy to those who need it most as the universal symbol of Christmas and the world will be a much better place.
Merry Christmas x