Who of us in childhood did not look forward to Santa? Or rather looked forward to his gifts? It’s worth to know where did the tradition of Santa has its beginning.
Santa Claus in UK – how it started?
Mental image of Santa Claus, as a funny old manwith chin and glasses, dressed in red costume with white additions, comes from the 1823. At that year in Canada and United States became known the poem „A Visit from St. Nicholas”. Right there we can find the first reference about Santa Claus. Thomas Nasta – caricaturist additionally had influence on image of Santa Claus, which is popular nowadays. Mental image of Santa was spreaded in many countries and currently it’s difficult to encounter a child who wouldn’t know what Santa looks like.
Santa – history of letters
In 1871 Thomas Nast political cartoonist painted Santa Claus at desk. Old man was reading his letters and sorted sheets into different groups. Group of letters from impolite children’s parents was significantly bigger in comparison with second pile. We can treat it as the first reference to contemporary tradition of sending letters to the Santa Claus. A few years later Nast created a painting of someone who puts letter with sign „St. Claus North Pole” in a postbox.
Response from Santa?
So, we got to know about origin of history of sending messages to Santa Claus but can Santa send a response to the child? Why not! Kids say in their letters what present they would like to get and the Santa can bring it or answer and sum up child’s politeness during year. Do you want your child to get an unique response sent by Santa Claus? Prepare it here: https://www.elfisanta.uk/letter-from-santa.html. Unusual message will be sent to your house at every place over the globe. Just choose a layout, add the first name of your child and edit the text as you want. However it’s not everything – you can order personalized video from Santa Claus too.
Santa Claus is unusual memory from our childhood. It’s worth to continue that idea for our children. Services provided by Elfisanta can help for that purpose.