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Why I Still Believe in Santa Claus

Hello,

It's been awhile since I wrote a blog, and a few things in the news and my children inspired me to write one tonight. 

First and foremost myself, my staff, and my family would like to extend our deepest condolences to the loss and devastation that gripped the Midwest last night. As some of you may know, a large candle company was completely leveled from a tornado and it resulted in the loss of several employees. The name of the company is Mayfield Consumer Products, and their company started much like we did. If you have the extra this Christmas season, please follow the link to donate to the families of the victims lost in this storm. Their families must spend this season suffering and need the help. You can donate at https://mayfieldemployment.com/.

I was discussing this tragedy with my children tonight while we sit and watch Christmas movies. It brought up the conversation of Santa being real. My daughter still believes and my teenage son is in on the "secret". However, my response is and will always be, "I still believe in Santa Claus". My son laughs, but it's true. He might know some of the secret, but he hasn't had enough life experience to know that Santa is real. He's in the joy of the season. He delivers the traditions. His twinkle is in the lights. His generosity is in the givers, the caregivers, and the organizations helping those in need. His love is in the families, friends, and communities that we hold dear. 

This year has been extremely difficult for all of us. My family has lost loved ones we will mourn this Christmas. My children have been isolated. My business also suffered a great loss recently. However, I remain humble because I know that there are others suffering more.

It will be okay though. We will get through things here at Hemp Wick Candles as a family. The nation will get through these devastations as communities band together to help each other. The world will find peace again, but it will take time, generosity, a twinkle of hope, and most importantly love. It will happen though. That's why I still believe in Santa Claus.

Happy holidays everyone, stay safe!