Christmas Cards For Santa

Fiction - Holiday
52 Pages
Reviewed on 11/07/2022
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Reviewed by Emily-Jane Hills Orford for Readers' Favorite

In Christmas Cards For Santa, Ralph A. Mulleins reminds us that Santa has a busy task every Christmas Eve, but it’s a task he enjoys. He goes around the world visiting children while they sleep and leaving behind special gifts. He usually visits the houses that are festively decorated as he knows the spirit of Christmas dwells within these houses. But one year he makes a detour and decides to visit a house without decorations, one that is well-tended, but not showing any sign of festive celebration. By the fireplace is a table with milk and cookies and a special card for Santa, thanking him for stopping by. He also finds a stack of Christmas cards dating back many years, cards that were meant for Santa but never claimed. Then David enters the room, no longer the child that first left behind milk and cookies and a card for Santa and the story unfolds. This is the year that Santa learns something new about the true spirit of Christmas, the one that is found deep within a person who cares for the world around them and the people they care about. Christmas is, after all, more than the decorations and the gifts.

I was deeply touched when I read Christmas Cards For Santa by Ralph A. Mulleins. A picture book in a way, the story is told like a fable, a fairy tale, and the message is poignant to the core. The language is simple, the plot unexpected and full of sentimental nuances and the illustrations are eye-catching. The story may be aimed at a younger audience, but it addresses the child in all of us and the joy of expectancy we all feel at that special time of year. Have a box of tissues nearby when you read this classic treasure of a story; you’ll need it when you reach the end, if not before. Loved it!