We had Santa visit our kids and the experience was an incredible event for our kids. Thanks Santa!
Well my transformation into Santa was not as dramatic as Tim Allen's in Santa Claus, but for me it was just as earth shattering. I have always had the spirit of Christmas in my heart and played Santa. During the late winter of 1996 my life was about to change. It was then that I met the real Mrs. Claus; Chery has the voice and soul of an angel, a blond actress with the smoothness of a Southern Belle. I on the other hand was a Ranch hand/prospector hold up deep in the Bradshaw Mountains of Arizona. We met through my sister and I knew when I first met Chery that she was the woman who I wanted to spend the rest of my life with. A short courtship and a church wedding and I could feel myself changing. Along with becoming a kinder gentler man my beard was turning from brown to light gray and my hair was turning silver gray. Well within no time Chery was saying, "You would make a good Santa" not once but over and over. The next step was for my sweet to make her Santa a long red robe lined with soft white faux fur. I took my old walking stick wrapped it in holly and studied up on St Nicholas, patron saint of children and sailors.... etc. and his theories on giving. It was not long till I was performing at the local church and doing visits at the hospital along with local family celebrations. I soon learned of AORBS, Amalgamated Order of Real Bearded Santa’s, and Santa Tim and started taking classes on how to be Santa. From there till now the trip has been a fun world-wind of joy and love.
For me being Santa is a life style and not just getting into character. In my daily life I pattern my life as What Would Santa Do, or how would Santa Act. Having a Good woman at your side keeps you on tract. I love being out in public and seeing the surprised looks and the twinkle of joy in the faces of young and old alike. I feel blessed to have such a wonderful wife and charming life and every chance that comes along I try to pay a little forward.
It’s not much but it's me. Keep the Spirit in your heart.