As Christmas Day is coming, people are so excited to do prepare job and welcome this special day. Every family will place a Christmas tree with some small ornaments hanging on at home and many other beautiful and representative garden decors to prettify their houses. At the Christmas’ Eve night, children will hang Christmas socks in the fireplaces or bedsides and hope the grandfatherly old man named Santa Claus will send them presents when they are sleeping. Everybody has been heard about Santa Claus but do you know the story of him?
Santa Claus comes from European folklore and shaped as a fat old man with white beard and dressed in red. He comes to the town by a sledge pulled by nine reindeers. It is said that he was called Saint Nicholas, a catholic who was rich and willing to help others. He always helped the poor and threw presents from the chimney and fell in the socks in one time so nowadays children like to hang socks in the fireplaces. When Saint Nicholas dead, people called him Santa Claus to memorized him and he has become a symbol of Christmas
Children always like the Santa Claus’ present’s bag very much but no people have ever seen the real Santa. Santa Claus in different countries has different characters but all represent a positive image. In 2013, 24th December, Santa Claus from all over world have been invited to China and celebrated the 1700th birthday. They dressed in yellow instead of red before because yellow represent luck and happiness in China.
Although there may be no real Santa Claus in the world, it is a good fantasy for children. Many volunteers like to act Santa Claus to express happiness to people in Christmas Day. To memorize Santa Claus, people all like to set decorations with Santa Claus pattern on such as Christmas chair cover, Christmas socks and Christmas tree ornaments. Does your child always look forward to the coming of Santa? Just tell more to them.