Saturday, December 24, 2011

Gertrude "Jessica" Claus

Today’s very special Awesome Woman is Gertrude “Jessica” Claus, most commonly known as Mrs. Claus. While Santa gets glory and the opportunity to be the face of Christmas generosity, it would not be possible without Jessica’s phenomenal organizational skills. She manages the elves, knowing what elf should be doing what at every moment of the year. Jessica is also responsible for reading all of the letters to Santa & is the keeper of the naughty/nice list. Luckily for children, she is deeply compassionate & frequently convinces Santa to move a child from the naughty list to the nice list. And like most working women, Jessica is also responsible for tending to their home and of course the one that makes sure Santa’s work uniform is in tip top shape for his busy night. And although no one has made mention of it, I would also guess that she is the one that coordinates the logistics of his Christmas journey, handlling how the gifts are packed for maximum efficiency and probably provides Santa with a detailed travel map complete with weather conditions! Today is Jessica’s only day of rest, so I hope she has a wonderful day!

For those of you who would like more historical info, Santa Claus in his current incarnation emerged in the 1820s from European folklore. Mrs. Claus was a literary creation by James Rees in 1849 and then popularized in the poem "Goody Santa Claus on a Sleigh Ride" by Katharine Lee Bates in 1889.

I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays! xoxo
IT’S not easy when your husband’s out all night making deliveries.