By Morgan Parr,
Chapter 1: My Christmas Wish
My name is Morgan and I have one wish for Santa this year. My pictures are too plain and need a little more cheer. If Santa doesn’t grant my wish this year, Christmas will be a complete bust. For my only wish for Christmas is Christmas glitter—or what I like to call “magic dust”!
Glitter makes a picture stand out with such good sensations and makes you think of Christmas trees, shining stars, sparkling snowmen, snowflakes, colorful cookies, angels, and a relaxing holiday vacation.
Chapter 2: Using Household Things to Make My Wish Come True
I really wanted to make a Christmas picture for Santa, but there was no glitter to be found. I tried using things from my house to make a pretty background. I used some sequins from my sparkly, silver dress. Unfortunately, that did not work out, and I made a really big mess!
My mother was surprised when I even tried adding some creative material to my picture by using some kitty litter. What I really, really longed for that Christmas was that magical Christmas glitter!
I went to the Christmas tree, took off all the tinsel, cut it up into pieces, and worked on my picture even with my babysitter. Would Santa understand how hard I have been trying to make some homemade glitter?
Chapter 3: My Letter to Santa
My name is Morgan, and I am six years old. My sister and I love to make pictures that sparkle, are bold, and make your heart twitter. Mr. Claus, what I really want for Christmas this year is some Christmas glitter!
Our pictures are too plain, and our angels do not shine. I drew a Christmas tree, but the ornaments were dull, and the star on top was simply not divine.
My snowman picture does not glisten, and my stars could look a little brighter in the sky with a little added treasure. My snowflakes are too white and need glitter to see them from far away for everyone’s viewing pleasure.
Please find it in your heart to make this Christmas wish come true. I want my pictures to have glamour and glitz, so that is why I am writing to you.
Chapter 4: Christmas Day
I couldn’t even sleep because I was so excited for today. It was December 25th—Christmas Day! Would Santa answer my letter, and would my wish come true?
We opened every last present, and the last one was addressed to me. I held it tightly, leaned over to open the gift, and bent down on one knee. I carefully opened the package to see what was inside. Instead, there was a note from Santa that told me to look outside.
Chapter 5: Santa’s Lesson
As I walked outside Christmas morning, I saw the beautiful snow glistening in the air, sparkling like white diamonds painted on the trees. I stared in awe at the snow angels I had made with my sister while the wind was dusted over our outlines with a slight, gentle breeze.
Next I looked into my front window and saw the ivory snow gleaming as it covered the window’s edge. Then I noticed the glamorous tinsel and bright star on top of the tree as I continued to peer inside my house over the window’s ledge.
In my mind, I could picture Santa’s twinkling eyes smiling back at me, and just then I found a note from him that showed his message about what is the greatest Christmas treasure . . .
Santa’s note said, “There is glitter all around you in nature, family, and using your talents is the greatest gift of all beyond measure!” Finally, next to the note outside was a special gift left just for me. Mr. Claus had signed the note in glitter, and he left me a small bottle of glitter, which I will always treasure! Santa made me truly feel the Christmas spirit that morning, which gave me such a feeling of holiday pleasure.
There is glitter all around you in nature, family, and using your talents to make others smile is the greatest gift of all beyond measure!
Enclosed is a little gift especially for you to share your talents with others, and please have a very Merry Christmas, too!