"Your letters to my girls have been so welcomed since 2001. I think I have nearly all of the letters you so beautifully write and illustrate. Our oldest daughter (now in college) said the reason she believed SO long in Santa (til 6th grade) was because she received special letters from Santa and he knew all about her throughput the year!!! I have put the letters in individual scrapbooks for both girls and they stay out all year. I find myself looking through them every now and again and the girls do too.
I LOVE each and every letter. Every letter brings memories. The girls were always so excited to share them with grandparents and other close family members. Thank you for being a part of such a meaningful family tradition. Your work is lovely.
I am so glad to be able to say thank you for all the memories!! I am grateful I heard about you."
"Letters from Santa are by far my favorite family tradition. Each year, my children open their letters, their eyes widen and smiles appear across their faces as they excitedly read their letters. The magic of Christmas appears and they look at me and point out the personalized touches included in their letter. The joy doesn't end there. Each year, when we pull out our decorations, the girls will reread each letter and we talk about the amazing memories that are well documented in the previous years' letters. No words describe how special these letters are to my family. I am so grateful and look forward to many, many more years of excitement when they arrive from the North Pole in my mail box in St. Louis."
"Joan is an extraordinarily gifted artist and writer with a sharp eye for detail. Her letters have the mix of charm and authenticity that will make you believe it’s from Santa himself."
"Letters from Santa have been a magical Christmas tradition in my family for over 30 years ! Every year my three children looked forward to hearing about what's going on at the North Pole, words of encouragement when life got tough or congratulations on the successes in their lives. The Thank You Note was always a joy for them first thing on Christmas morning. They love rereading the letters and the PS information is so special--a little remembrance of what was going on in their lives that year.
Thank you Joan, Santa, Mrs. Claus and the Elves for continuing to be a part of our Christmas!"
“Each December, when I was little, I would wait for the mailman with anticipation. I would be anxiously awaiting my yearly letter from Santa. These letters were so special to me, as Santa always knew exactly what I needed to hear. What made my letters even better, were all of the hand painted pictures. These letters always were the start to our Christmas season and had a special place in my heart. These are just a few of the reasons it means so much that I get to pass this Hand-painted Letters from Santa tradition down to my girls, now that I am a mom.
Now, it is my girls that anxiously await their Santa letters. To see the excitement on their faces when they open them is priceless. I’m so thankful I get to continue this tradition for our family.“
"Joan’s Santa letter’s are a cherished tradition in our family. We open and read the letter’s with our grand daughter’s on Christmas morning. The calligraphy, the illustration’s and the stories from the North Pole are extraordinary. Our grand daughter’s are enchanted that Santa includes personal comment’s from their lives. Joan’s Santa letter’s are a treasure."