Friday, 23 November 2012

Santa Claus is real

When did you stop believing in Santa Claus? I think I was quite prepared to believe in him for the rest of my life, had the truth not been revealed to me in a matter-of-fact way when I was 10.

I've always been a dreamer at heart. As a young girl I would imagine fairies in forests, pretend that exotic lands with lollipop fence posts existed, and I'd often skip to the letterbox expecting to find a card for me from a princess far, far away. Time after time my over-active imagination would come to my rescue by whisking me away from the bitterness of reality. But as I matured, I was forced to live in an adult world where make believe doesn't exist.

It's true for you too, isn't it? We explain away magic in the world every day as just a coincidence, a lucky break or a complete con. We now live our lives with our gaze cast down, our hands firmly in our pockets and our minds closed.

But this year is different. Christmas is about to get its sparkle back.

I've noticed fairy dust in my world again. I see it in the dawn sky once lost to hangovers and the work commute; I see it in the twinkling blue eyes that gaze back at me as from a rosy little face that looks like mine; I see it dancing around the teddy bear that comes to life for a certain someone during afternoon playtime.

This year, there is a new member of the family who is enchanted by the magic of Christmas. A little boy who will happily be my Christmas Elf, and believe in the jolly man who flies in the sky just as much as I did.

Yes, magic is alive and well in our house again.


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*What are you doing to bring the magic of Christmas alive in your house this year?

4 comments:

  1. It's amazing having kids around at Christmas - I just love it. So much magic and sparkle. x

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    1. I can't wait to celebrate Christmas with the little one around. His birthday is a couple of days after too, so will be a very special (but busy!!) time in our house!

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  2. Oh I love this time of year...I think it will be our last Santa Christmas though unfortunately.... I'm trying to keep it . I wrote about it today ....

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    1. I still need to get the little man's first Santa photo done - I loved looking at all the ones your gorgeous kids have gotten over the years. So funny looking at all the crazy Santa's though (helpers of course, while the real deal is in the North Pole)! xx

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