Final Santa Claus Oath Ceremonies
In 2010, the Santa Claus Oath original signing ceremonies will officially come to a close. There will be three officially sanctioned Closing Santa Claus Oath Ceremonies in July, September, and November.
These events will be of a formal nature and the Santa Claus Oath Book pages will be available for signatures only at the the July and September events.
In November 2010, the Santa Claus Oath Book will be sealed and placed into a time capsule. The time capsule will be a clear plastic sealed case where the contents can be viewed by the public, but not handled. The location of the time capsule will be in a predominate building in Santa Claus, Indiana. There is a planned display to accompany the time capsule that will explain the Oath in photos, videos, media stories, and documentations.
The time capsule will include:
The Santa Claus Oath Book which includes:
Santa Claus Oath Book Title Page
Santa Claus Oath Dedication Page
Origins of the Santa Claus Oath
Jim Yellig Dedication and Bio
Charles W. Howard Dedication and Bio
Memorial for Outstanding Santas of the Past
The Story of the First Santa Claus Group
The Story of the first Santa Claus Convention
Santa Claus Conventions Over the Years
Santa Claus Prayer Page
"What Matters" Poem
Santa Claus Oath Title Page,
Story of the October 2008 Meeting of the Two Grandsons Page
The Signed Santa Claus Oath Page by the Two Grandsons
Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School Page
Santa Claus, Indiana Ambassador Page
The History of Santa's Candy Castle Page
The Santa Claus Oath Committee Page
The Traveling Santa Claus Oath Information
Dedication to the Santas of the World
Historical Overview of St. Nicholas
How St. Nicholas Became Santa
Title page for Signatory and the Signature pages
Additional contents to the Time Capsule include:
An Original Brick from the Candy Castle
These three ceremonies will be open to the public as well as Santas, Mrs. Clauses, and helpers. Each event will have a designated “persona of Santa” that will be part of the activities. Complete dates, times, itineraries, and ceremony policies will be announced soon.
If you have not been able to attend a Santa Claus Oath Ceremony, we will be announcing soon how to add your name to the Santa Claus Oath Book original signatory before the book is sealed and placed into the time capsule. There are a few groups having ceremonies this summer.
We have been asked why the signatory part of the Oath is coming to a close. The collection of these thousands of signatures has taken a long time. These Santas and Mrs. Clauses are a record of our period in history in the Santa Community. It is only proper that a time frame be used as this captures that "one moment in time."
Santa Claus Oath Ceremonies will continue for those who request them, only there will be no signature pages.
It has been my distinct honor and pleasure to have worked with so many of the Santa Community that have helped with this endeavor over the past two years. Special thanks to the Charles W. Howard Family, the Jim Yellig Family, and the Santa Claus Oath Committee. A thank you to each and every one of you that has supported this project by holding local and regional Oath signing ceremonies.
And a heartfelt thank you to the over 2,500 original signers from around the world that make the Santa Claus Oath the document that it has become.
Phillip L. Wenz