Christmas is coming!!

Christmas is coming.  I have a wreath and a poinsettia in the living room.  Santa is sitting on the edge of the table.  But I’m afraid I’ve fallen down on the job.  The lights aren’t up. The tree isn’t up and obviously it is not decorated.  There is no delicious odor of cookies escaping from the kitchen.

But I have been thinking about Christmas, planning to get with it.  In the meantime I did sit down and write The True Story of Santa Claus.  You can find it on Amazon kindle.  It is a story my children loved as they were growing up.  It begins with a tragedy that leaves  little Claus orphaned.  Despite his hardships he grows up to become a happy and generous man who brings treats and joy to the children of his village every year on Christmas Eve.  Of course in the end Claus does get old and parents have to step in to help him from time to time.

The story made a nice transition for our kids from believing in Santa to understanding that even though he needs help to deliver his toys everywhere in the world, his spirit lives on.  I thought others might enjoy the story–true fiction!

So, if your tree is up and your lights are twinkling, the manger scene is set out and you are nearly ready for Christmas to arrive in a little over two weeks (Can that really be possible?) you might enjoy reading a little story of Santa Claus to your kids or grandkids.

Well, I guess I better get busy!  Merry Christmas.

About Karen Hopkins

Karen Hopkins (1949-) was born in Los Angeles and raised in Martinez, California. At seventeen she moved to Talcahuano, Chile. After completing her university degree she worked in London, England for Pan American Airlines and traveled extensively throughout Europe, the Middle East, and India. For twenty-six years Karen taught Spanish and English as a Second Language in a variety of settings including a private school in Panama, the "most remote school in the United States" in Ticaboo, Utah, the Navajo Reservation, and a teacher exchange in Hermosillo, Mexico. Karen and her husband traveled extensively throughout Mexico and Central America, spending many summers in the highlands of Chiapas and Guatemala . Karen currently lives in Southern Arizona, near the Mexican border.
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