Thursday, December 24, 2009

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus!

Recently, our 5-year-old son has been asking if Santa is real. For centuries, children all over the world have been asking that exact same question. The most famous time it happened was in New York, in 1897. A little 8-year-old girl called Virginia asked her father if Santa was real. Her father suggested she write a letter to the Sun, a respected newspaper in New York at that time...

The newspaper's reply has become one of the most famous pieces of writing in the world.

You can read the reply at Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

You can read a Japanese translation at Illustrator Tomomi Nakamura's HomePage

(The above illustration was stolen from Tomomi Nakamura's HomePage)

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