At the beginning of 2020, no one could quite have predicted that we would be in the midst of a world-wide pandemic. While Santa has survived many things in his more than 1700 years, the challenges for keeping both children and Santa safe were evident, but not insurmountable.
Santa Mike made a decision early on to not appear as Santa in a mask. A personal choice that indeed canceled some opportunities. But where’s the Christmas magic when Santa’s face is coved. Many Santas made different choices. The choices that were right for them.
Still, Santa Mike was able to do online visits as well as a handful of personal, but socially distanced appearances.
Much was learned from this season. Many things that will carry over to new seasons, even when there’s not a pandemic.
From Santa Mike to all of you, I wish you peace and the blessings of a safe and healthy new year.