“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”
― Mae West
Greetings, gentle Christmas creatures. My name is Ms. Santa Nana and I am Santa’s SISTER. Don't worry, I do not usurp any Mrs. Santas, and I represent the holidays from a modern, independent, woman's perspective. I am a CEO at Santa Nana Enterprises, where we create home décor, jewelry, hats, and other apparel. While my brother, Nick, is in charge of toy manufacturing and distribution, my focus is more on fashion, decorating and entertaining during the holidays.
I am descended from a long line of fairy queens (who married an occasional god, mortal, or saint). While my brother was secreted off to the North Pole at an early age to protect him from those who would do him harm, I managed to survive in Queen Victoria’s court until marriage to my dear departed husband. The Colonel took me to India, and then to the United States, where I reside today. I have homes in London, Barcelona and Tuscany. I am privileged to have known some of the great artists, writers, and thinkers of the nineteenth, twentieth and twenty-first centuries. I have a guest cottage at the North Pole and greatly enjoy my time there with the elves, fairies, magic reindeer, and of course my fabulous sister-in-law, Merry. Rum balls, anyone?
I have been doing photo shoots in private homes, and personal appearances at events, including parades and mall festivities in the Colorado Front Range area. Last season I volunteered for the Emergency Family Assistance “Adopt a Family” program. On delivery days, I helped distribute presents to the families and clients at the food bank, while in full regalia. I also handed out candy and treats to the kids who came by. Last year I was accompanied on many of my appearances by Lady Wynter, a good snow flake fairy who loves the season and bringing joy to those around her.
Santa Nana is a world traveler who embraces all religions and cultures. She is a pacifist, and promotes Peace on Earth and goodwill to all.
As a new member of the Society of Santas, I look forward to sharing some of my experiences and insights from the feminine point of view.
This weekend, I’ll be attending my first Santa School in Lakewood, Colorado. I can’t wait to meet some of you!
Feel free to let me know your questions and ideas.
Be good, for goodness sake!
Santa Nana’s tip of the week: Keeping your Facebook Page free of profanity is always a good idea for preserving our child-friendly images. If you want to share a fun picture that has a text comment with a vulgarity attached to it, try this: Save the fun picture by right clicking on it, choose “save picture as,” then give it a “file name” and “save” as a JPEG file. You can let it go to your default Picture folder, or create a special folder for this purpose. Then when you go to post it on your Facebook, simply retrieve it from your picture file folder. Feel free to add your own appropriately nice comment. Yes, I know it’s a few extra steps, but it’s good to eliminate those shocking tags.