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  1. 4 points
    Sadly it has turned from a wish to make children and adults happy during the Christmas season, as my late father and uncle did never even thinking of taking or asking for money to a Santa for profit year round thing. Sad reality,I remember as a child no sign of Santa until the Friday after Thanksgiving and he was gone from site Christmas morning.It was the magic and fantasy of the experience. Today it has diminished because of the year round exposure and all to make a buck.
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    Amen. Since I am a non-real bearded Santa, i keep Santa separate from my life. He only comes out when asked to appear. Santa needs only to be Santa when the call arises.
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    Totally agree! Nicely said and thanks for letting us know!
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    I am glad to get to know you and look forward to learning from you I still have a lot to learn about balancing the Santa - Chaplain dynamic . . . but I can sure relate to the push back ! We shall talk soon !!
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    Glad to hear your situation has improved. Hope your 2019 will be a wonderfully blessed season.
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    Glad to have you back my brother in red
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    As a fellow Santa Dan, I am real happy to have you here. Here is to an amazing 2019 for all of us including Santas with names other than Dan attached.
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    Agreed. I have too many photographers calling and asking for photo sessions starting in June. I have decided that my Santa character will enjoy the beauty of Christmas. Every day I see a new gimmick or something new that every Santa needs to purchase for the children. I guess I feel if you do Santa right, all you need is yourself and a little bit of Christmas magic which we find in ourselves.
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    I'm a simple man with a simple mind, so I suppose I will simply be a simple Santa.
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    i guess my biggest issue with the Santa's in the market, if you don't have a real beard your not a Santa. The magical of being Santa comes from within not because you have a real beard. That's what i like about Clausnet, we are all equal,seeking the same information. too many "Santas" are too busy to help out another Santa with mentorship. I am looking for a mentor that I can learn from so I can carry on the traditions of being Santa. I sat down and spoke with a new Santa that is in his 70s last night and he was amused that I am who I am outside the suit. I have learned that Santa needs only to be Santa during a special time of the year.
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    As a relatively new real bearded Santa, I have struggled a bit with how to handle the occasional stares and sideways glances from children and parents as I go about my daily errands and chores. Outright questions like: Are you Santa's brother? - Are you Santa? Have caught me off guard. I agree completely in keeping Santa anonymous (magical). Thankfully, I have the good fortune to learn from members on this site who have shared their knowledge and experience. Faced with the commercial aspects of what Santa and Christmas in general have become I believe we can still keep the magic and legend of Santa alive. Perhaps that belief makes naive but those of us who truly hold the idea of being Santa in our hearts will prevail.
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    I expect we'll learn a few things from one another. Glad to have the company!
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    Sometimes a little rest can really open us up to what we need to do and where we are supposed to be. Glad to hear that things are going well for you.
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    Glass is raised! Glad to hear that everything is going better for you
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    Marty -- I am sorry this has happened. I will check our logs and respond in an email to you. Everyone -- Let me be perfectly clear on this... Any attempt to hack into this site will be taken very seriously and violators will be blocked from ClausNet.com and reported to authorities. When we first launched ClausNet, we had a few instances where members were logging in using someone else’s credentials for nefarious reasons. Ten years ago, our back-end server tools for detecting this activity were not as sophisticated as they are now. Today, our server records every single device, operating system, browser, IP address, and other information when someone (or something) attempts to access this site. This includes successful and unsuccessful logins. Even with all the tools at our disposal here, I still recommend that you change your password often. I change my passwords about once a month. When creating your password, be sure to make it difficult to crack yet, easy to remember. And be sure to use different passwords for different sites. If you feel like someone may be accessing your ClausNet account, please contact me or Felix immediately. We are here to help. We can block IP address, change your password, and even your username if necessary. I have never understood why people do this. Maybe it’s because they have too much time on their hands. Or perhaps they have a poor self-image and spoofing accounts makes them feel better about themselves. I don’t know. But if a person's life revolves around hacking, spamming, or trolling, I feel sorry for them. Obviously, there is something going on in their lives that drives them to this behavior. In my opinion, anyone who does this, does not deserve the title of Santa or Mrs. Claus. As I mentioned we have taken steps to greatly reduce this crap here on ClausNet. Sadly, a lot of this is still happening on Facebook. I think you would be surprised to learn how many “Santas” and “Mrs. Clauses” you may be interacting with in the various Facebook groups are not who they appear to be. This is one of the reasons why I have stepped away from most of these groups on Facebook. With all the recent news about Facebook, it should be obvious that Facebook Group admins do not have the same level of control or the tools to monitor this activity – nor will they ever. Facebook Groups are the property of Facebook, not you. As always, if you have any issues, concerns, questions, comments, or complaints, please do not hesitate to contact me.
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