Yes, Virginia, There Is A Santa Claus


Classic letter to the New York Sun newspaper

In 1897 eight-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon of 115 West Ninety-Fifth Street wrote a letter to The New York Sun newspaper.  Her question was simple: “Dear Editor: I am 8 years old.  Some of my friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says ‘If you see it in The Sun it’s so’  Please tell me the truth: is there a Santa Claus?”

A simple request from a little girl triggered this memorable reply from Francis Pharcellus Church on behalf of The Sun.  It became the most often reprinted of America’s newspaper editorials.

In 2009, besieged by what I saw as ever-growing rampant materialism surrounding the Christmas season, I decided I would reprint the letter and the editorial in a keepsake letterpress pamphlet.  This memorable pamphlet has become among the most popular of all the pamphlets I have published.  I believe it deserves a continuing place in American life and hope you will find it as inspiring as I have.

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Typeset in 14 point Granjon, letterpress printed and hand bound.


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