Santa embodies holiday spirit

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By Karen Pegueros

Santa is a symbol commonly associated with holiday cheer. (Photo courtesy of CC)
Santa is a symbol commonly associated with holiday cheer. (Photo courtesy of CC)

Many people are skeptical about Old Saint Nicholas, the father of Christmas. Saint Nick brings toys and good cheer, but what is Santa really about?

No one really knows what to think about Santa, on a personal level, because he is never seen, but the truth is, Santa is bigger than any person we know. His work of making toys, delivering them, and eating homemade cookies has gone on longer than any of us have been alive. What he does is simple, yet powerful. He teaches children how to believe in something they cannot see or touch. Santa is a symbol of love, magic, hope, and happiness. It isn’t just about the presents he gives, but about the feelings he is capable of bringing.

The most real things in the world cannot be seen. Just because there is no physical proof that love is real, doesn’t mean that it does not exist. Love is not able to be seen, and neither is hope, but they are both real feelings. The concept of Santa is the same.

Christmas is a time of joy, child-like faith, and romance. It lights the fire of your inner child, and without the hope Santa brings, the eternal light that fills the world would be extinguished. Those who believe shall receive.

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