Never Stop Believing In Christmas!

When the children ask me, “Do you make all the toys?” I reply “NO, of course not. I am much too OLD a Spirit for all that work. My Elves make the toys.” Then I ask them if they know the names of my Elves? Well, there is Matt Tel, he’s my...

Tis the Season

Santa and Mrs. Claus are looking forward to another great season. We will be returning to a number of our events from last year as well as to some new partnerships.  Mrs. Claus and I are hoping to continue your traditions and start new ones. To everyone we meet we...

A Letter from Santa

To all, Santa and Mrs. Claus would like to express what a great Christmas season we had.  We enjoyed visiting with each and every one of you.  To all the families we were touched by, “Thank You” for letting us into your homes and for letting us be a part of the events...

History of a Hymn for Christmas

Joseph Mohr a Catholic priest wrote this hymn in 1818. He shared his hymn-poem with his friend, Franz Gruber who wrote the music. The song was first sung for Christmas exercises in the village church. Father Mohr sang the song as he played his guitar. The village...

A Christmas Story

The real Santa lived a long time ago in a place called Asia Minor. It is now the country of Turkey. His name was Nicholas. Nicholas’ parents died when he was just a teenager. His parents left him a lot of money which made him a rich young man. He went to live...

It’s Important to Believe in Santa

The following was written by Mahleah Chicetawn in 2011.  She makes some really strong points on why it’s important, not only for kids to believe in Santa, but for us to hold on too. Santa Claus has always been a big part of Christmas. His image has always...

Yes Virgina, there is a Santa Claus

Eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon wrote a letter to the editor of New York’s Sun, and the quick response was printed as an unsigned editorial Sept. 21, 1897. The work of veteran newsman Francis Pharcellus Church has since become history’s most...

Independent Senior Residence

To whom it may concern, I would like to recommend Mr. and Mrs. Hildreth as Santa and Mrs. Claus. I am a Life Enrichment Director for an Independent Senior Residence and have had the opportunity to personally experience Santa and Mrs. Claus. The joy they have brought...

Blue Island Park District

To whom it may concern: I would like to recommend Robert Hildreth as a candidate for Santa Claus for your organization. Robert has provided the Blue Island Park District with his services since 2011 and will continue as long as he is made available. Robert has...