A letter found in the archives of the Sherburne History Center further explains Santa’s workload. Addressed to the Nelson sisters in Zimmerman, Minn, the letter, written during World War Two. Although it is dated: “Not many days before Christmas.”
With his busy schedule, Mrs. Santa Claus takes on the job of replying to Christmas letters. “Santa works until nearly morning these nights and so he has me do all his writing for him,” she explained. She went on to note that “he will have to use reindeers this year because of gas-rationing.”
From this letter we witness Santa’s management skills of
hard work, and a willingness to delegate responsibility. Skills like these make Santa Claus a very
successful businessman. In 2020, like
the war years, a crisis will not prevent Santa Claus from making his rounds and
wishing everyone A MERRY CHRISTMAS!