One of the most important imaginary figures on this earth, who has touched the hearts and souls of many children, is Saint Nicholas. St. Nick, better known as Santa Claus, is notorious for bringing gifts to children that are in need. Known for having a huge belly and a gigantic heart, Santa Claus brings hope to kids who are hopeless and smiles to those who have lost theirs. While snuggled in their bed, desperately trying to catch a wink of sleep, children around the world await the arrival of St. Nick. Dressed in red and with a jolly old smile, he manages to fulfill the dreams of kids throughout millions of miles. Santa Claus brings a whole new meaning to the season of Christmas.
Despite his buxom body and his bag of goods, St. Nick succeeds in fitting down various narrow types of chimney’s. Quickly yet quietly, he sneaks in and out of houses, leaving only gifts, milk stains and cookie crumbs as evidence of his presence. And he sets off to the next home, hoping that a lit fire place would not come to his surprise.
The task of fulfilling the dreams of millions of children is not an easy one. It requires many trusted helpers. These helpers include parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, and of course elves and reindeer. Reindeer play an important role in the scheme of things. Without the famous Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, Blitzen or Rudolph, Santa would not have any transportation. They fly faster than a speeding bullet, yet never seem to miss a single home. Together, Santa, the elves, and the reindeer work to make the Miracles of Christmas happen.
St. Nick not only showers children with gifts, he also instills in them that giving is far more important than receiving. By setting this example, the feeling of Christmas becomes alive within each and every one of our hearts. Therefore, we are able to look at Christmas, through a whole new perspective.
Santa Claus also gives children an escape from the harsh reality of today’s world. He gives kids something to believe in when there is nothing really to look forward to. St. Nick actually is a savior for many kids who have had to mature pass their age.
The look on the children’s face, when they awake Christmas morn, fulfills not only their hearts but the people around them. This is the true meaning of Christmas, and without Santa Claus, it wouldn’t be the same.
White beards, magic reindeer, meaningful gifts, and enchanted sleighs only enhance the feeling of Christmas, but that is not the principle of it all.
Santa changes the whole significance of the holiday. He shows the children that it is not what you receive, it is what you give. Many people consider Santa Claus to be part of a child’s dream world, but society can learn many things from old St. Nick. Remember, we all have a little piece of him inside our hearts.
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