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Journal Entry: Wed Dec 24, 2014, 1:55 PM

It has become the most famous and reprinted Editorial in the English language. When it was written, no one would have ever imagined the fame that would await it. It has been reprinted thousands of times for over 115 years. It inspired movies, charitable and advertising campaigns, animated cartoons, television specials, as well as countless dramatic readings by people far more skilled and  famous than I. For over 20 years I have contributed my small efforts to preserving the answer that Sun editor Frank P Church wrote to Virginia O'Hanlan.


DEAR EDITOR:

I am 8 years old. 
Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. 
Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.' 
Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?


 VIRGINIA O'HANLON.
 115 WEST NINETY-FIFTH STREET.

VIRGINIA, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except  they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men's or children's, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

Yes, VIRGINIA, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no VIRGINIAS. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that's no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

You may tear apart the baby's rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, VIRGINIA, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.


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  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Christmas carols
  • Reading: A Visit from St. Nicholas
  • Watching: A Charle Brown Christmas (and football)
  • Playing: Reindeer games
  • Eating: kringle
  • Drinking: milk & hot chocolate

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Pirate Bootie by jkrolak
Pirate Bootie
Reposted with permission of the original artist

Nicknamed for her love of fancy boots, woe betide the scurvy knave to dares assume that it was based on her larboard side.

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Sithdemon77 Featured By Owner 5 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the Llama.
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Sithdemon77 Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave.
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GidgettheTinkerFairy Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the llama! 
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StalinDC Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the fav!
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GidgettheTinkerFairy Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves!!! :D
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The-Last-Phantom Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the Llama!!!

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BluerayDarkes Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
^^
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MyValhalla52 Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for my little Llama! <3
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Dukewolfendoom Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2015
Thanks for the llama!
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DarkVanessaLusT Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2015  Professional
Sorry the late reply my friend!! Hope you had a nice christmas and have a awesome 2015, my best wishes Jack!! :hug::glomp:
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