Santa Claus Oath
Dedicated to Jim Yellig and Charles W. Howard
I will seek knowledge to be well versed in the mysteries of bringing Christmas cheer and good will to all the people that I encounter in my journeys and travels.
I shall be dedicated to hearing the secret dreams of both children and adults.
I understand that the true and only gift I can give, as Santa, is myself.
I acknowledge that some of the requests I will hear will be difficult and sad. I know in these difficulties there lies an opportunity to bring a spirit of warmth, understanding and compassion.
I know the "real reason for the season" and know that I am blessed to be able to be a part of it.
I realize that I belong to a brotherhood and will be supportive, honest and show fellowship to my peers.
I promise to use "my" powers to create happiness, spread love and make fantasies come to life in the true and sincere tradition of the Santa Claus Legend.
I pledge myself to these principles as a descendant of St. Nicholas the gift giver of Myra.
-Phillip L. Wenz
All words, contents, images and descriptions of the Santa Claus Oath are copyrighted under an attachment with Arcadia Publishing 2008 by Phillip L. Wenz.ISBN # 978-0-7385-4149-5 and LCCC # 2007925452 -All rights reserved.
Mrs. Santa Claus Pledge
As Mrs. Santa Claus I solemnly pledge myself, in the Spirit of St. Nicholas, to maintain and advance my vocation as a conveyor of the true meaning of Christmas to all that I may meet in my journeys and travels.
I will devote myself in bringing a loving loyalty to the Santa Claus Legend and will do all in my power to encourage the sentiment that it is truly better to give than to receive.
I will use my knowledge and love for Christmas to be a part of the magic of the Season and to be partners with Santa Claus in bringing a Loving, Joyful, and Happy Holiday to all.
I will seek to see the enchanting wonder of each new day and seek to see that wonder in each child's eyes that I visit.
I know that being Mrs. Santa Claus is a gift that I can give to children of all age and by undertaking this role I promise to create special memories, to the best of my abilities, for all that I shall encounter.
-Phillip L. Wenz
The Mrs. Santa Claus Pledge/Promise/Oath and other connotations are copyrighted under an attachment with Arcadia Publishing 2011 by Phillip L. Wenz. ISBN # 978-0-7385-4149-5 and LCCC # 2007925452 - All rights reserved.
The Elf Oath
As an Elf of the mystical and traditional spirit of Christmas, I do hereby affirm that I shall help spread the magic and folklore that is a part of the Santa Claus Legend.
I will act as an emissary of love, hope and charity. I will always remember the true meaning of the Season by giving the gift of myself to each child or adult to whom I encounter.
I will take my role seriously by serving honestly and faithfully. I pledge myself to these principles as an Elf to Santa Claus, the ambassador of St. Nicholas the gift giver of Myra.
-Phillip L. Wenz
© 2009 Phillip L. Wenz. All rights reserved.
The Eight Elements of the Santa Claus Oath Coat of Arms
The eight elements of the Santa Claus Oath Coat of Arms are the Shield, SC Letters, Crossed Candy Canes, Traditional Symbols of Saint Nicholas, Reindeer, Grapevines, Banner and the Colors. Each element represents the following:
Shield - The shield shape is consistent with the time of Saint Nicholas.
Symbols - The letters S and C represent the name of Santa Claus. The candy canes symbolize the two legendary Santa's, Charles Howard and Jim Yellig. The canes are crossed as Yellig's and Howard's paths crossed only once. The lower part of the shield has the three acknowledged symbols of Saint Nicholas, the miter (bishop's hat) the crosier (shepherds staff) and three gold coins, representing the gold given to provide dowries to impoverished maidens.
Reindeer - There are two reindeer that flank the shield. One reindeer represents designer bearded Santa's and the other represents real bearded Santa's. The reindeer have come together in unity to uphold the shield and uphold their pledge to the Santa Claus Oath.
Grapevines - At the top and bottom of the shield and reindeer there are grapevines. The grapevines are an ancient symbol for the thirst and quest of knowledge.
Banner - Completing the Coat of Arms is a banner with "Santa Claus Oath" on it.
Colors - The colors of the Santa Claus Coat of Arms are the traditional Christian colors of Christmas. Red is for the blood of Christ, green is for the eternal life in Christ and gold is for Christ the Divine.
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