To say that Christmas is a big deal in my family is an understatement. See I never grew up waiting in line at the mall to meet Santa or wondering what it was like when he came to deliver presents because he would personally visit our house and check in on us every Christmas Eve. This tradition created a Christmas spirit that I would grow to appreciate as I got older.
My Dad has been helping the big man from the North Pole since he was 15. Each year he visits 15-20 houses with anywhere from 1-20 kids per house all before he reaches his final destination at my parent’s annual Christmas Eve party. Over the years, he has only missed one trip, and this year marked Santa’s 50th ride. Continue reading »