The early evenings, chilly winds, and the feeling of pure bliss every time you hold a cup of hot coffee in your hands is not the only thing that’s great about the Christmas season. Christmas is also about bringing joy and merriment into one’s own life, as well as others’. It is a great time to ponder over the year that has gone by and gets excited about the year that is still to come, and most importantly, it’s about Santa Claus.
He’s known throughout the globe by different names. Some call him Belsnickel, others call him Father Christmas, but the most widely accepted theory is that Santa Claus was derived from a real priest who was born in Turkey in the year 280. The name of the priest was St. Nicholas.
One of the best known of the St. Nicholas stories is that he saved three poor sisters from being sold into slavery or prostitution by their father by providing them with a dowry so that they could be married. Over the course of many years, Nicholas’s popularity spread and he became known as the protector of children and sailors. By the 1600s, Nicholas was the most popular saint in Europe.
He was popularized by numerous members of aristocratic societies in the USA when people distributed wood carvings with Santa’s face on it. Authors wrote about him and mentioned him as the patron saint of their city.
Remember how when we were kids, we used to jump with joy at the mere sight of a brightly lit Christmas tree, wherever we saw one? And the times when our friends used to tell us stories of Santa Claus, the North pole residing, reindeer riding, Ho Ho Ho-ing bearer of Christmas gifts?
Believing in the folklore, our imagination used to ride us on the sleigh drawn by a reindeer. We would literally visualize the episode wherein Santa Claus is sneaking into houses, taking out a gift-wrapped box from his red sack and keeping it under the Christmas tree. There were so many years where we have stayed awake in the hope to meet our Santa. But we never could meet him, could we?
But, getting a gift every Christmas morning somehow used to be enough back then.
But things today, are different. The ‘grown-up’ in us nags to stop accepting the fairytales and ‘be more practical’. But who says believing in Santa Claus is a thing only children can do? The amusing stories of the white-bearded gentleman made us keep faith in miracles back then. So why stop now?
This Christmas, open the closed doors of childhood beliefs. With every order over ₹1000, we will be your secret Santa and send you a Whiskers product as a surprise gift! We, at Whiskers, believe in embracing happiness, no matter how clichéd it sounds.
Trust us, this is what this festival is all about. It gives you hope and it makes you believe that it is not absolutely silly to wait for your Santa to arrive!