A Visit with Santa

There are few things I love more than the magic of Christmas. For me it’s the deep belief of this 6 year old girl. As I stand back and watch her marvel at all of it I am constantly over come with emotion. There won’t be many years left of this and I want to soak up every single second. It’s magic, her pure heart and pure mind make my heart burst. I want to surround her in these magical feelings for as long as I can. I want to keep her little for as long as I can, I want to keep her spirit alive & light for as long as I can.

We often talk about magic in our house. I tell her that we have to believe in magic or the magic will never find us. We talk about her Elf on the Shelf in much the same way. If you don’t believe in the magic of him then it wouldn’t be as much fun. We also talked a little about Santa this year, she is realizing things and asking questions.  I asked what she would do if someone at school told her he wasn’t real. She looked at me so shocked and said she wouldn’t believe them. I told her that she only had to believe what she believed and that they were allowed to believe what they wanted. I told her that lots of people don’t believe in Santa and that that was OK. I told her that I believed in the magic of Christmas and that because I believed in it, the magic always found it’s way into my life. So much is out of our control as parents but these things I can help steer and hopefully help her in creating her own magic someday.


In the above photo she is giving Santa a card she made thanking him and letting him know he was the best Santa and that she loved him. He was amazing, his energy & spirit were contagious.

She walked up and he fell back into his chair  “Anna! Hello! I remember you! Only you had more teeth last year and you were a little bit shorter.”

HER FACE! I can’t even describe it! She was speechless!


He spent at least 10 minutes talking to her…. talking about everything. Elves, her wish list, his reindeer, his magical gloves- it was so perfect!


I was literally beaming and for a split second he had me forgetting all about reality. I felt the magic of the whole experience and I walked away with the happiest of hearts.

Thank you Santa. ♥


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