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Once More for Santa Claus

I ask your indulgence for one more Christmas story.

Top draw ... card was delivered with this sketch on the envelope instead of an address

CRAFTY Paul Bates sent a Christmas card to a long-lost pal in this envelope with NO street name, NO town, NO postcode — yet it arrived!

The steel worker, 48, had forgotten the name of the town workmate Peter O’Leary moved to from Neath, South Wales, three years ago.

But he recalled Peter had pointed it out on a map. So he put a dot on a sketch of the South West Peninsula, wrote “somewhere here” and hoped for the best.

Amazingly the card arrived at Peter’s home in Bude, North Cornwall, nine days later — after his postie recognised the name in a local sorting office.

The pals are now back in contact and plan to meet soon. Peter, 48, now a driving instructor, said: “It was very inventive.”

From The Sun

When I read this story, I tried to visualize the person in the post-office who came across this card, and then the postman who on his trek followed the map and found the house and made the Christmas delivery. “Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus.”

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

11 replies on “Once More for Santa Claus”

Oh I failed to mention because of being so tired I suppose. This Santa still believes that Christ is the reason for the season. He was the first gift of Christmas, for all of us to share. All Santa does is try to spread this message of love joy and hope as a reminder of his gift to us. This Santa happens to feel that the spirit does not have to stop at the end of Christmas. There are a few of us that carry the message all year round. check out To find out more, and we have Santa’s in other parts of the world carrying this meassage as well.


Sadly, I packed away all the Christmas decor yesterday while my little ones were visiting Grandma. The guys took down all the lighted candy canes, the many strings of green lights that covered the bushes and rocks, the wisemen, and nativity scene that decorated the front yard. Then we packed away the trees, wreaths, nutcrackers, snowman, Father Christmas, stockings and much more. I felt so terrible knowing that when my little ones returned, Frosty would not start singing and dancing as they came through the front door. Oh, how I wish Christmas would never end!


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