That was a very moving and emotional experience for most everyone who participated, a magical moment in time that cannot be recaptured!
Many, Many thanks to the authors, Phil and Mike!
Since that time, the Palm Tree Santas have held 7 different events in various cities in Florida. At each of these gatherings, collectively our management team makes sure we stand, hold hands and recite the Eight Principles of the Santa Claus Oath. Sometimes we have video and are able to show on a large screen, sometimes we print out enough copies so everyone has a copy to refer to. For us, the Palm Tree Santas, this serves in a way as our Santas "Pledge". We feel it really adds a certain Santa reverence to our Claus get-togethers!
If your group doesn't practice this, may I suggest you give it a try!
Edited by Santa Bob Elkin, 22 June 2011 - 11:47 AM.