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  • Amplifying Women’s Leadership for our Kids through Mrs. Claus

    Amplifying Women’s Leadership for our Kids through Mrs. Claus

    Ever wondered why we do not know much about her? Does Mrs. Claus have a first name? Is there more to her than just being the ‘woman behind the man’ (i.e., Santa)? Does Mrs. Claus have a role other than baking cookies? These are all questions my wife, daughter, mother-in-law, and grandmother-in-law reveal in a new book they authored to share the legend of Mrs. Claus. It is a legend that has been passed down for generations in our family and with the season upon us, we are excited to share it with you. Even more so, I see it as...

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  • Hello! We are alzas! Our name comes from a Spanish verb that means to raise up. Our mission in life is to raise up others by being kind and spreading unconditional love. We also have magical powers to raise things up. You know, like reindeer and sleighs!

    Who are the Alzas?

    “Hello world!” says the alzas! Standing approximately 7 inches tall and weighing between 2 to 4 ounces, these small but magical Christmas helpers are instrumental in spreading peace, love, joy, and unconditional kindness throughout the world. Their name comes from a Spanish verb that means to ‘raise up.’ They have magical powers to raise things up and to enlarge objects. They also have a mission in life to raise up others by being kind and spreading unconditional love.How do reindeer fly? The answer is that it is a team effort! The alzas provide the magic to help the reindeer lift...

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  • Four Generations: Linda O'Dell, Megan Holmes, Diane Schneider, Madeline Holmes

    Sharing Our Family Tradition with Your Family

    On Christmas Eve of 2018, snuggled warm in his Christmas jammies, my son, Owen, asked me the question “Who is Jammie Claus?”  For generations, Christmas pajamas had always appeared on Christmas Eve night. Often times they were matching jammies for the whole family. Each was hidden, tied with ribbon, and found with a tag that reads, “With Love, Jammie Claus.” As a child, it was a family tradition that my brother, sister, and I looked forward to in anticipation that Christmas was near. I cherished the feeling of being wrapped in love with this simple gift that appeared from Jammie...

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