In anticipation of the very most magical time of year, a child poetically articulates in writing exactly what she would like for Christmas, pleading her case that explains why she overwhelmingly deserves everything that she actually is asking. Then, with all the greatest of care, she places her magical letter into an envelope, writes “To Santa Claus” around the face, attaches the postage stamp Mom gave her to use, and carries it for the mailbox. Then, obviously, the mail carrier grabs the letter and off it goes.
Well, to little Abigail who wrote the letter, there is not any question with regards to in which the letters from santa is heading…Santa Claus, naturally. But will you be surprised if I told you that little Abigail is probably exactly right?
It absolutely was 1852 and the Christmas Eve church service had just concluded. Being the whole town was present, it was a great time to hold the ultimate town meeting of the year. The thing is, for several years, this small town in Spencer County of southern Indiana, founded in the late 1840’s, have been known 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, for example the children…although quiet and not really participating, were within the most significant town meetings. Since the frustrating discussion of naming this town continued, a chilly December gust blew open the wooden doors of the small log church, plus it was the adults who fell silent as the youngsters arrived at life. Having a magical scene of snowflakes glistening on black velvet, mysterious sleigh bells were heard through the picture-framed doorway. It absolutely was then a children, almost in a, simultaneous voice exclaimed, “Santa Claus, it’s Santa Claus!”
It absolutely was so…one Christmas Eve, over 150 years back, the tiny nameless town finally took its name. Santa Claus, Indiana because it is still named for this day.
As you may have guessed, this small city of approximately 2,000 residents is all about Christmas. From your town’s name on the names in the street signs, along with witnessing the town’s village décor, the vacation spirit year-round is very evident.
Every single Christmas season, large numbers of letters reach the town’s small post office. The truth is, this post office handles more mail, often times over, throughout the holidays personal1zed it will all of the other months combined! These letters, often inscribed in crayon however with the maximum sincerity, have but one name addressed in the envelope’s face. Yeah, you guessed it…Santa Claus.
So, this holiday season once your child or grandchild asks you to get a postage stamp so they can mail their heart-felt message to Santa Claus, you can honestly agree their letters will probably find its intended destination…