Day 95- Macy’s…and Santa Claus

Yep…that’s right. For “Day 95,” I am writing to the jolly guy in a red suit! Before you denounce me as delusional, consider this. St. Nicholas is one of the most revered figures in our culture. Kids adore him, and adults can’t seem to shake off their early childhood memories of leaving milk and cookies, and peering at the fireplace, waiting for him to show.

"He sees you when you're sleeping--" Hold it right there. That's kinda creepy.

So, I thought, “Why not write to this paragon?” My reason was his widespread, international popularity. And, here’s another reason. Right now, Macy’s has a great promotion for the holidays. Write a letter to Santa and drop it in one of the mailboxes at participating Macy’s stores, and $1 will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation! Let me tell you, I think it’s worth it, even if you’re not going to ask him for something in particular. So, for each letter, Macy’s will donate $1, up to $1,000,000!

If you have kids, get them involved. Help them write Santa Claus a letter, and take it to your nearest Macy’s to drop it in one of those shiny, red mailboxes.

Now, I need to ask all of you for your help. Another related promotion of Macy’s is their “Tell Us Why You Believe” Contest. Entrants write a short blurb or submit a brief video explaining why they believe. I entered by writing (of course). Here’s where you come in: I need your votes! You can vote once each day until Dec. 11. The winner with the most votes gets a trip to the 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. I also included the link to my blog in my entry, and the mission of “Holdin’ Out for a Hero” for people with spina bifida. But, there’s something in it for you, too! Each time you vote, you will be entered to win a $500 Macy’s gift card! Please vote each day. Just go to:

and click “Tell Us Why You Believe.” Then, on the right-hand side, click “All” to view all entries, and click the forward arrow until you reach one that’s titled “Holdin’ Out for a Hero.” Click on it to read my story.

I feel I must apologize for the very poor formatting of the text of my story. What happened was that I wrote it in Word Processor, and then I copied and pasted it into the form. I did this so I could keep track of the word count. I hope it’s legible enough for you all! 

On a different note, I received an E-mail yesterday from The Washington Post. On the down side, I think they completely missed the point of my blog– if they read it at all. They wrote, “I am very sorry to hear about your diagnosis.” But, although it started out like a sympathy card, they went on to say, “We have a ‘Living With’ column which allows readers/writers to tell their story. What better way to spread awareness of Spina Bifida than to write a personal testimony[?]” Well, they speak the truth. So, that is definitely something I anticipate working on in the coming weeks.

I also received a reply from Coca-Cola, saying “Although we agree that your cause is definitely important, we are concentrating on our current commitments.” So, I guess that’s it for Coke. (Oh, Santa Packs are coming soon!)

Please don’t hesitate to E-mail me if you have any questions, comments, or ideas:

Thank you to all for continuing to make my Christmas– no, my lifelong— dream come true!

Love always,

Laurita ♥

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3 responses to “Day 95- Macy’s…and Santa Claus

  1. I’m going right now to vote for ya girlie!! 😀

    And u knw me, when I get started on voting for somethin, I go CRAZY! lmbo!! I have like, 76 votes or SOMETHING silly like that for all of the times I’ve voted for @HydroAssoc on Twitter’s Experience Project!
    So you got me on your side, your GOOD TO GO!!!

    (by the way, I think this is an AWESOME post, and a GREAT idea how to get others involved! You have SO much talent! Don’t EVER stop doin what ya do b/c your awesome girlie!)

    Hugs & lotsa love Always,
    Andrea, Rowie, & the family 🙂

  2. JUST read your reply on Rowie’s blog – I know what you mean, it would be SO awesome for You, Jenn, and myself (& Rowie 2 – cause as of right now, I’m the only one that can get her to eat AND sleep LoL)
    But if we could all fly to a certain location where we’d like to “meet up” & hang out for a day or 2 days,(MAYBE longer, LIFE permitting LoL!!) do some shopping, have lunch & dinner, get to actually speak to eachother IN PERSON, OMGoodness! LoL!! ;D
    Hopefully we’ll b able to plan that for someday not too far in the future.. ♥
    P.S. Read your post about Stevie Wonder. It was very nicely written & nice to read! BTW 🙂 🙂 TTYS I’m sure my dear!!

  3. Bernita Banks

    Please give this letter to Santa. Dear Santa this is my first time writing you. My name is Bernita, I’m disable. I have a condition called lymphademia. My legs are disfigured, and extremely swollen. there is no cure for Lymphademia. Santa I have two daughters 18yr. old Kiersten and 13yr. old Karen this is the first time I can’t afford to buy my girls a christmas gift. Kiersten wants a drum set and Karen wants a D.S.I. . Please Santa help me get my girls these gifts. I would like for myself a set of twin size Jersey Sheets, that would fit my hospital bed. Thank you Santa love Bernita

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