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Santa is coming to town

This seems like perfect timing after yesterday’s post. Dinner had just finished and when I was clearing the dishes away I heard it. The unmistakable sound of Christmas. Seasonal songs echoing in the air, reverberating between the buildings.

I have stayed in this town for a few years now, so I knew what it was, Santa was coming. I called for Megan, who was in her room at the time. Within a minute or two she had her shoes on and was off down the garden path. Being slower I was a few minutes behind her by the time I got my jacket, shoes and walking stick.

I got to Santa just as Megan was heading back. She had been given a favourite sweet and had a huge smile. This is what I love about Christmas, that look in a child’s eye and a smile that doesn’t fade.

They were just leaving as I got to them, so I asked if they could pull over so I could get a photo. It’s a small thing but the last couple of years, while unmasking. I found the feel of Christmas I used to get a long time ago. A connection to a feeling that defined Christmas when I was young. It was lovely, cold, but lovely.

All our best and love

Ross Fraser and Jeni Dern

Words – Ross Fraser

Graphic Design App – Canva

In association with Service Graphics and Maryculter House, Aberdeenshire.

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Ross Fraser
Ross Fraser
Dec 14, 2023

There is a Christmas tradition in the town I live in. Shortly before Christmas, Santa comes round on a trailer towed by a car. Last night I went out with my daughter to watch Santa go by. It was just a moment, one shared with her, but it felt like a wonderful moment.

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