I know there aren't many who haven't read or at least heard of "Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus," but since it's almost Christmas, and since it's easier than ever to be affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age, I think I'd like to share it here again. This essay is best read aloud, but it's up to you. Don't be shy about substituting any name at all for "Virginia" - your children's, or even your own. I won't tell. The author, Francis P. Church, wasn't only answering the little girl who wrote to THE SUN. He was writing to anyone who needed a reminder that the "most real things in the world are those that neither men nor children can see." (Check out the original link here.)
I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, 'If you see it in THE SUN it's so.' Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?
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