Friday, December 13, 2013

Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus

"The first step to believing something is true is wanting to believe it is true."  Terry Goodkind

I decided to write a quick post because I have a cute little anecdote to share. A few days ago I got an email that someone had started an Etsy conversation with me. I sell greeting cards in my Etsy shop, including holiday cards. A woman saw my cards there and sent me this message: 

"My 8-year-old son is a huge zentangle fan after learning about it in art class. His ONLY wish from Santa this year is a "handmade zentangle card of Santa" made by the big man himself. Of course, I want it to be perfect and keep the Santa magic alive but I don't have the talent to do it myself! Is this something you would be interested in doing?"

How could I resist that? So, after discussing it with her a little further, this is what I made.

I finished it this afternoon and listed it on Etsy so she could see it and make her purchase. Thankfully, she loves it. And hopefully her son will too. Hope it keeps the magic alive for him! 


  1. That is so neat! I've done a set of Nativity Zentangle inspired pictures for our church foyer and they were fun to do.

  2. I'm going to call you Mrs. Claus (this is her mom)

  3. You are a jewel! What a great Tangled Santa! Thumbs up to you for carrying on a little boy's magic.

    1. Thanks Gloria. Wish I could see the kid's face when he gets the card!

    2. how awesome! Such a great story and Santa's pretty darn cute! :-)

  4. Caren, just lovely, Another happy customer.