Mail to Santa Claus! with Jenny Nyström
Today, I went to a nearby post office with my child. My local post office runs a Santa Mailbox for the holiday season. If you send an email to Santa's address in the mailbox below, Santa will reply to your home. For reference, the official address of Santa is as follows:
The official U.S. Postal Service address for Santa Claus is 123 Elf Road, North Pole, 88888.
If you want to explain to your kids where Santa is coming, visit the site below.
Santa's arrival time and phone number are written on it.
Install the app below to track Santa's flight in real time. It looks like a GPS is probably attached to Santa's sleigh. It's a free service.
We wrote a letter to send a Santa Clause like below.
On the way out of sending a letter to Santa, we see a Christmas tree decoration in the middle of the field.
Among the paintings of Christmas Santa, I would like to introduce Jenny Eugenia Nyström (June 13 or 15, 1854, Kalmar, Sweden – January 17, 1946, Stockholm), a Swedish female artist. She was a painter and illustrator, primarily known for creating the Swedish image of Jultomte on numerous Christmas cards and magazine covers.
The Danish for merry Christmas is “glædelig jul“, whereas in Swedish and Norwegian it is “God Jul“.
Seeing Santa smiling kindly in a faded card warms my heart as if I have returned to my childhood.
Below is a well organized site so that you can download Jenny's Christmas card in the form of a PDF file and print it. Click on the picture to go to that site.
I personally like the one below among her paintings. In particular, she captured young children's clear and beautiful expressions and movements. My childhood Christmas is always the only memory of the church. There was no Christmas tree or any decorations in my house. I looked forward to Santa and found nothing in the socks I hung up in the morning. But when I went to church, people gave away chocolates and gifts. Perhaps that's why Christmas has a more robust image of the church than that of her family. However, unfortunately there seem to be many more families in the world who can't build and decorate a tree like this and enjoy Christmas to the fullest. Because this scene is the most ordinary yet the most difficult of life.
So maybe The artist may have wanted to capture this moment on a card and cherish it forever.
I also like the picture below among Jenny's other drawings. She seemed to know how to express her child's feelings. Because children laugh the brightest when they throw their snowball together like below. Probably she wanted to share with everyone the joy and hope she had felt when she saw such a child. That is the artist's heart.
Myungja Anna Koh
Risk Weather by Girin Instruments