“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love, generosity and devotion exist.”
No “G Family Christmas Kickoff” would be complete without heading to State Street to check out the holiday windows at Marshall Field’s, errr, Macy’s so Papa G, my step-mom, Ryan and I bundled up on Sunday morning to see what the theme was this year.
The theme this year is the famous editorial that appeared in The Sun in 1987 answering a letter titled “Is There a Santa Claus?”. I have always loved the “Yes, Virginia…” response because it speaks so beautifully to the necessity of belief in the unseen, in faith.
And after all, isn’t that what this time of year is about? Faith in love, faith in family, faith that a Savior was going to arrive in Bethlehem, just as promised?
I’m so happy I was able to share this holiday tradition with my family, people I always have faith in.