The Story of Santa Claus

Have you remembered to be good?

santaclausoffice_letterAs Christmas approaches, the question “Have you remembered to be good” is something  Santa’s friends, young and old, often ask themselves. Fortunately, Santa’s elves have some comforting insider information relating to this quandary. Without a shadow of a doubt, Santa Claus is the nicest and most good-humoured person on the planet!

If you have done your best at trying to be good, you rest assure that your name will be found on the elves’ List of the World’s Well Behaved Children.

Place and date of birth of Santa Claus

Santa Claus’s roots lie far in the north. His place of birth is shrouded in the mystery of many tales, but we do know that centuries ago he made his home in Lapland, in the northernmost region of Finland. The Arctic Circle has always been a dear and delightful place for Santa, as many of the fairytale secrets of Christmas have their roots in this magical area.

There is reliable and precise information about when Santa was born; on Santa’s reindeer driver’s licence, his date of birth reads “A very long time ago”.

Santa Claus In Nature

Santa Claus and Reindeer Santa Claus Office Arctic Circle Rovaniemi Lapland FinlandSanta Claus has always had a close relationship with nature. He spends a great deal of time with his elves in the forests, on northern fells and the wilderness, sometimes travelling on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, sometimes pulled on a sled by a team of huskies, occasionally on skis or with a rowing boat. In summer, Santa  likes to pick berries and one his favorite pastimes in winter is to marvel the magnificent northern lights.

Santa also believes that healthy nature is one of the best gifts we can pass on to future generations.

Santa’s inner circle of friends

Elves are very close helpers of Santa Claus, who help him with all the Christmas preparations, remind children to be good and make sure Santa Claus takes regular breaks to drink his hot chocolate. Santa’s reindeer don’t care that much for hot chocolate, but taking part in the great Christmas journey is definitely the highlight of their year. Mrs Claus has been one of Santa’s closest helpers for already a few centuries too.

In addition to these important helpers, Santa’s inner circle of friends also includes all those who are passionate about stories and tales. Yes, he counts you as his friend too.

Christmas wishes

At Christmastime, Santa Claus travels around the world to distribute gifts. Year after year, Children’s letters sent to Santa Claus are wish lists for an enormous number of toys, games, dolls and toy cars, while grown-ups commonly ask for health, peace and love for themselves, their family and friends.

Santa Claus himself thinks that one of the best things about Christmas is good spirit. This is a gift always on top of the enormous pile of Christmas gifts.

Santa Claus Letter - Santa Claus Office - Arctic Circle -Rovaniemi-Lapland-FinlandLife and pastimes of Santa Claus

“Work” is a word that Santa Claus finds a little strange, and he often starts to smile when he hears that word. He is a busy man, especially around Christmas, but he doesn’t think he’s really working; so much he likes what he’s doing.

Santa Claus has a number of hobbies, and we know he is interested in at least archaeology, astronomy and building snowmen. Sitting by the campfire and watching the amazing Northern Lights is something Santa loves doing, just as skateboarding and fishing. Santa Claus is also a great fan of taking naps, and above all, he simply loves reading all the letters he is sent. And he likes to write letters himself.

Santa Claus’s home is located far in the north, but he also lives in the wondrous world of stories and tales. In this world of stories and tales, many matters are playfully true and truthfully play, and people of all ages are always welcome to join. In Santa’s own words:

“Once upon a time, there was a world where children laughed a lot and were very happy…”

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