Ture, but the main point of the st nick of child hood innoce and pureity in the world, I wonder was st nick a marketing idea or if he turely immortal. I wonder if i could trace ST Nick past?.
My love for you was strong, it hurts to carry on, without you by my side, i now have to go hide!
Am I the only one who wants to know exactly how bad the damage was?The sex offender was stopped before being allowed to respond to any children's letters, but the damage was done.
Who cares about letters being stamped "North Pole"??? I mean, if you can put that much effort into preserving imagination... why cant you put that same effort into creating your own illusion of a letter from the jolly fat man? I bet I could do a better job than any volunteer anyway. Being that I actually KNOW my kids. And, ew, letting your address and childs info go into the hands of a perfect stranger just sounds bad.
I personally love my kids believing in the whole Santa thing... ITS FUN! And, keeping that magical fantasy up, is quite a challenge. Not to mention, playing ninja Santa and trying to not wake the kids while I put presents under the tree... thats fun as well.
Will they be disappointed when they find out its a lie?... Maybe... I know I was. But looking back on it... I wouldn't trade a single Christmas I spent, thinking I heard Santa creeping about on the roof.
And besides, nothing cures that disappointment quicker than opening gifts, and realizing the gift part doesn't change even if Santa isn't real.
... Not Ever Again...
Aw! I live in Canada and the Canadian Post still accepts these letters albeit mass generated. Still, that's just nasty that a perv would go and do that to a child writing an innocent letter to Santa. The mystery and magic of this time of year lights up so many of the little chocolate stained faces. Even one like myself who isn't an avid fan of smelly lil' kids say that's a crappy deal.
Even if this hadn't popped up, in todays society someone would've managed some other creepy way of stalking and being nasty towards children. People are ****ed in the head no matter where you go. It's just sad that Christmas has to be ruined in such a way for the youngins
atomik_sprout (Dec 04, 2009)
See Ace, I wasn't considering or assuming at all what you were getting at.. Its a clever remark, because its true. Doesn't make it a good idea. Apparently you arent the only clever Canadian.In some Western cultures, the geographic North Pole is the residence of Santa Claus. Canada Post has assigned postal code H0H 0H0 to the North Pole ...
If I were Canadian, I would probably still believe in Santa myself.Canada claimed sovereignty of the North Pole in the mid-20th century, and there is an international understanding that if the claim goes unchallenged for a century, the claim is granted.
... Not Ever Again...
It is a story that my mom & dad told me when I was child, If I were to see santa he will never come back ever and it still sticks with me to this day.
I guess it is the kid in me, and i guess it the kid in all of us..
I don't see the postmark change really effecting kids. Kids won't even be paying attention to the postmark anyway. Volunteers could add North Pole to the return address if they so choose, so I don't really see any issue. As for allowing kids to believe in Santa, parents have tainted the meaning of that. I have noticed all throughout the year parents only using Santa as a way to control bad behavior. I've overheard (in July) parents telling their kids if they don't behave that they're going to call Santa. Parents should be using Santa to enrich their childrens' enjoyment of the holiday season, not as a form of behavior control throughout their entire childhood.
Brandon Grave Heat (Dec 04, 2009)