Christmas is the time to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child, and for most children around the world, it is also the time to receive a much-desired toy. The
practice of gift giving is as old as the tradition of the Three Kings who brought gifts to Jesus. Yet the custom of giving children toys for Christmas has a much
more recent source. The Puritans, who settled our country, did not approve of Christmas gift giving. They bestowed hand-carved arks and religious toys on their
children. Ever since that time, mothers and fathers have been giving toys to their children, disguised as Santa Claus. Toy Santa's sack and arms are full of Christmas
treasures. He carries so many playthings that he must stuff them in his pockets. He asked Mrs. Santa to sew pockets inside his coat for holding more toys! The Toy
Santa doesn't want to disappoint anyone this Christmas. He even hangs toys from his belt to be certain that he bears the perfect gift for everyone. . . somewhere!