Santa Claus explains that Christmas is not about a calendar date, but about family in the letter. (Photo: DANIEL MIHAILESCU, AFP/Getty Images)
If you’re worried about not being able to spend Christmas Day with your family because of work, don’t fret. A mom has come up with the perfect solution — celebrate on a different day.
But how will you explain this to the kids? With an official letter from the North Pole.
One mom, who goes by Stephanie Lynn on Facebook, drafted a formal letter from the desk of Santa Claus explaining why Saint Nick and his elves would be stopping by on a different day and also posted it to her Facebook account for other parents.
Her husband was going to be working on Christmas Day, so she drafted the letter as a way to let her kids know that they’d be celebrating on Dec. 24 instead.
In the letter, addressed to the families of first responders and military families, “Santa” wrote: “Did you know I make other, special trips for children just like you?”
The holidays can be a tough time for families when parents are dealing with deployments or on-call hours. Even though her kids always manage to make the best of the situation, this year the mom thought she’d do something special for them.
“I know sometimes your mom or dad can’t be home on Christmas Day because they’re working – keeping us safe and healthy,” she wrote in the letter. “Christmas is about family, and even though your mom or dad will be working hard on the 25th, I want your whole family to have a very special Christmas morning – together.”
The heartwarming letter received so much love and support from families in similar situations that Lynn decided to draft four more letters for medical professionals, pilots and airline crew, divorced families and one just for general use. She uploaded the links for download to her Facebook page.
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