Thank you, Santa Claus

I am writing to thank you for continuing to be the wonderful elf you have always been.

Dear Santa,

You must know it has been a long time since I last wrote to you asking for a Christmas present. This time I am writing to thank you for continuing to be the wonderful elf you have always been.

One Christmas Eve, a very long time ago, I was determined to stay awake until midnight, your stated arrival time. Snug in my bed, I listened and listened for the sound of sleigh bells and a scrunching of snow on our roof. In spite of my keen anticipation, I drifted off to sleep. In the morning I knew your sleigh had landed on our house because you had left one present for me and one for my brother.

When my wife and I became parents, we were delighted to share in the Christmas excitement you inspired in our children. By looking at the world through their eyes, we were drawn back into your make-believe world. We now have a granddaughter and once again we are enjoying your ageless Christmas magic.

Thank you, Santa! Have a wonderful Christmas, you certainly deserve one.

 

Lloyd Atkins, Vernon

Just Posted

The ‘Upside Down’ is coming to Surrey with ‘One Man Stranger Things’ parody

Charles Ross one-man act based on first two seasons of hit Netflix show

Surrey councillor wants the policing transition process to ‘immediately stop’

Brenda Locke to make motion at Dec. 16 meeting to reconsider current plan

City of Surrey says pension benefits ‘guaranteed’ for police recruits

A National Police Federation representative says it may not be enough incentive

Surrey-area teens will have a ball at Christmas, thanks to collection effort

Realty company’s Bring on the Balls campaign now in its third year

Surrey groups receive funding for training support for people 55-plus

PICS getting $728K to help 120 people over two years

MAP: Christmas light displays in Surrey and beyond

Send us pictures of your National Lampoon-style lit-up homes, nativity scenes or North Pole playlands

Fans sing Canadian anthem after sound system breaks at BMW IBSF World Cup

The Canadians in attendance made sure their team and flag were honoured on the podium

VIDEO: Fire destroys Big White Ski Resort chalet

Social media eulogies peg the property, nicknamed “The Pharamacy,” as both loved and hated

Prince George RCMP use bait packages to catch porch pirates over the holidays

First-in-Canada program with Amazon looks to combat parcel theft

Man pleads guilty to second-degree murder in 2017 Stanley Park stabbing

Lubomir Kunik was found by a man out walking his dog on the beach late on Feb. 1, 2017

Vancouver homeless camp brings community, safety, home, says resident

Encampment in the city’s Downtown Eastside is one of many that have sprung up in B.C.

Nanaimo mechanical engineer creates thief tracking program

Nanaimo Thief Tracking lets users plot and share information about thefts online

Mayor wants B.C. to institutionalize severely mental ill people who are homeless

Those suffering from mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, need specialized care, mayor says

Most Read