In 1897, a little girl wondered if she should believe in Santa Claus. She wrote to the editor of "The New York Sun", asking this very question. The original reply was sans a byline and written by Francis Pharcellus Church, to be published September 21, 1897.
Is There a Santa Claus?
I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it's so." Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
-- Virginia O'Hanlon, 115 West Ninety-fifth street
Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the scepticism of a sceptical age. They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
Christmas at Lighthouse Pointe
SILENT NIGHT, HOLY NIGHT
DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
OLIVE, THE ORPHAN REINDEER~
~THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS~
YES VIRGINIA, THERE IS A SANTA CLAUS
CHRISTMAS CARDS 1 2 3 4 5
IT'S A WONDERFUL FAREWELL
WEB RINGS ~~~~~ AWARDS
Home is where there's one to love us.
Let everything you do be your religion
and everything you say be your prayer.
|Have your elf sign!|