An Interview With Mrs. Claus – December 2013
I had an opportunity to chat with Mrs. Claus about matters pertaining to the red suit. She, like her legendary husband, is a figure of note and importance to both the holiday and the business of being Santa.
Mrs Claus gave us an overview of the history of Santa and his place in modern society. From the days of St Nicholas on through to the pop culture figure who has been evolving since the mid-19th Century, Santa has been a lot of different things to a lot of people. Above all, he is a spirit of generosity.
Mrs Claus explains how a professional Santa can benefit from having a Mrs Claus to bolster the business. Mrs Claus can bring her own type of joy to the holiday and is particularly good with little ones who often shy away from Santa for pictures. Mrs Claus can even help to stage pictures with Santa more effectively through loving partnership. As they say, the more the merrier! Santa may not be able to be two places at once, but with a properly trained and outfitted Mrs Claus in the endeavor they definitely can. More appearances means more cheer, more goodwill and more opportunity for bookings at more places. For those interested in becoming a professional Santa or Mrs Claus, there are schools such as the School 4 Santas by Tim Connaghan that are provided nationwide and the Charles W. Howard Santa Claus School in Midland, Michigan. Along with the schools, a professional Santa couple can enjoy regional and national conferences and social events of all kinds for networking and new techniques.
Thank you, Mrs. Claus for sharing your time and wisdom with us! Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!