This year I am sending MY Christmas wish list to all the boys and girls on my “extra good” list. Not all the children who write to me are on that list. The “extra good” list is for the children who always do their home work on time and who help at home by doing their chores or by just helping around the house.
This year I would be so happy if instead of asking for three, four, five or more presents you asked for just one less. Then the next time you go shopping with your mom or dad and you see one of those trees with pieces of paper on them you’ll stop and really look at it. Those trees are often called Angel Trees because people who take a name off the tree and buy a gift for a child are real angels. All those papers are children who don’t even have a piece of paper to write me a letter.
If they don’t write to me I can’t deliver presents to them. If you could find a boy or a girl the same age as you and with your parents help give them one of the gifts you would have asked for, that would make my Christmas very, very merry!
Thank you so much
P. S. Every year my elves do try to get as many pieces of paper off those trees as they can. But, they are so busy making toys and finding everything that the good children ask for in their letters. They can only help a few of the children. We really hope that you can help us by helping one child.
If you do plan on buying a gift for a girl or boy off an Angel tree please let me know when you write to me. I really love to hear when one of my “extra good” kids does an “extra good” deed.
Thanks again, Santa Claus
Starting today I will be adding a page each week with a chapter of a Children’s Christmas book I wrote. I hope to add a new chapter every Sunday night for the next 10 weeks.
I hope you and your children enjoy the story.
I have to be the best procrastinator. I can always find a dozen new things to start so that I never get back to projects I should be finishing. I’ve been trying to get things made to list in my online store before Christmas is over. Again lots of ideas, probably too many ideas to get done on time and I have a hard time not starting new ideas. Which is probably why I have dozens of stories started and only a few actually finished.
I haven’t been adding to this blog like I had planned. Everytime I sit down to add a post or a new story page I find myself distracted by something else. Most days it doesn’t take much to distract me, but I will be adding a longer story in a few days, I promise. I am still doing some editing to it but the story is actually done. It is a 10 chapter Christmas story for kids.
Starting in December I plan on posting the letters I’ve been writing for the last six years for my great nephew. At least they started for him and within a few months I was sending them to a dozen kids. Co-workers kids, boss’s grand kids,etc. Now most of those kids are 10 years old and too old for the letters. I have a few new kids that I still send them to, but I decided to post them here.
My little great nephew when he was in kindergarten had a great teacher who made a big deal over leprechauns on St. Patrick’s day. While the kids were out playing the leprechauns threw papers and things all around the room. He really got into leprechauns. My niece (his mother) asked if I could write him a letter from a leprechaun. It was so much fun that I got out a calendar and ended up writing a letter a month from a different “holiday keeper”.
Now six years later I have six years of letters from the keepers at End of the Rainbow. I started with a leprechaun but then went back and sent him letters for January (Father Time) and February (Cupid) so he would have a full year of letters.
I will be posting each letter the month ahead of the holiday they are for. I hope you and your children will enjoy the letters as much as my family and friends have.
Now I have to get started on my Christmas booklets, as I mentioned in an earlier post. This year I think I will try a round robin story again. Did it several years ago and it was fun. I start a story, usually just a few paragraphs and then send it round to every member of the family to add to it. It’s always fun to see where it ends ups.
A very long time ago I was given a small wooden duck made by my nephew. He was just learning to do woodworking and had made a bunch of small reindeer for Christmas. I immediately fell in love with the little duck which I painted like a Mallard. It still sits in a place of honor in a glass case.
That little wooden duck became the inspiration for Randolph. I had only intended to write a little Christmas story about that little duck for that year’s Christmas booklet. But! There was just something about that little duck that I just couldn’t quite forget after the first story. Soon another story followed, then another and another. I now have nearly 30 different stories about Randolph and all his animal friends. In each story you get to meet more of the critters that make up Randolph’s world.
Some of the more memorable ones are: Jarrod a very friendly, helpful black dragon.
Quirk Duck, a ordinary gray duck who is always looking for an adventure
Mylie Mouse, (named many years before Mylie Cyrus was on television) who is Quirk’s constant companion.
T. C. Cheetah- the chief of police
Mortimer and Miranda Monkey – mischievous adventurous monkeys.
There are many, many more characters and many more stories to be told about them. Thanks for taking a look, hope you enjoy Randolph and the Reindeer. The entire story is included on the page.