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Old 07-16-2013, 10:07 PM
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"In 1897, Dr. Philip O'Hanlon, a coroner's assistant on Manhattan's Upper West Side, was asked by his then eight-year-old daughter, Virginia O'Hanlon (1889–1971), whether Santa Claus really existed. O'Hanlon suggested she write to The Sun, a prominent New York City newspaper at the time, assuring her that 'If you see it in The Sun, it's so.'" - Wikipedia

As a result, 116 years later, most of us are familiar with Virginia's heartfelt and sincere question, "Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?" and the famous response of the Sun's editor, Francis Pharcellus Church....

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus."


(You may read Virginia's letter and Mr. Church's entire response here.)

This Christmas-in-July Challenge is centered around writing your own letter to Santa. The rules are simple:

You MUST:
1. ...write a letter to Santa. It may be written from any point of view - your own, that of a child, that of a family member, etc.
2. ... use the template graciously created and provided by Toiny
3. ... post your Letter both in this thread and in the Christmas-in-July Gallery

You MAY:

1. ...use any kit that you like
2. ...mix and match kits

But if you:
...use only Christmas kits designed only by Studio designer(s), for your participation and strict compliance your name will be included in a drawing. TWO participants, chosen at random, will receive their own personalized font, created by me especially for them!

Use of the template:
You may:
1. ...rearrange any of the text and/or picture boxes to your liking
2. ...you may delete only one of the 6 main "ingredients" of this template (3 photo spots, 3 text boxes)

Template download information:
If you would like the Template provided with Grouped Layers, you may download here.
If you prefer to work with Ungrouped layers, or your software doesn't recognize Grouped Layers, you may download the Ungrouped Template here:


Here is my letter!
(P.S. Emily did get the puppy and named her Hayley.)

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