Every year, we have our kids write letters to Santa asking him for a list of things they want to have under the tree on Christmas morning. But do we know the history of Santa?
Well, I found an article from History.com where they break down the origins and legends of Santa.
According to their website:
“The legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modern-day Turkey. Much admired for his piety and kindness, St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends. It is said that he gave away all of his inherited wealth and traveled the countryside helping the poor and sick. One of the best-known St. Nicholas stories is the time he saved three poor sisters from being sold into slavery or prostitution by their father by providing them with a dowry so that they could be married.”https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/santa-claus
The type of man is was aligns with the spirit of Christmas and the man that we inspire our kids to look up to. He gives gifts to children all over he world. So, in spirit of Santa, I’m going to share some really cute Santa letters that I found from all over of many ages and circumstances. I don’t take credit for them but found them and they are inspirational to me. I hope they will be to you too.
Share your Santa letters with us.
Until next time,