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A Lori Mitchell design for ESC & Company
Once upon a time at the North Pole, a jolly man named Santa Claus found himself in a rather peculiar predicament. You see, Santa had made a bet with the mischievous elves about the number of presents they could create for the good little boys and girls between August and September. And, to his surprise, the elves had won the bet!
As a result, Santa had to honor his end of the deal. For the entire month of October, when children were busy dreaming up Halloween costumes, Santa found himself wearing a suit of large pine cones. Yes, you read that right—a pine cone suit! The elves couldn't contain their laughter as Santa paraded around the North Pole in his unusual attire.
But the elves didn't stop there. They wanted everyone to know just how jolly they were about winning the bet. So, they came up with an idea. Santa had to carry a large, festive red pennant banner everywhere he went. On the banner, in bold letters, were the letters J-O-L-L-Y, spelling out the word "JOLLY" for all to see.
As Santa made his rounds to prepare for Christmas, children and even some adults couldn't help but burst into laughter at the sight of him. But Santa, being the jolly soul that he was, took it all in good humor. He would give a hearty laugh and say, "Well, the elves really got me this time! But hey, who doesn't love a little holiday fun?"
The pine cone suit and the JOLLY banner became the talk of the North Pole, spreading joy and laughter wherever Santa went. And as Christmas approached, Santa's pine cone suit was replaced with his traditional red coat and hat, but the memory of the whimsical bet remained.
In the end, Santa realized that sometimes the best gift is the gift of laughter and the joy of making others smile. And so, with a twinkle in his eye and a jolly spirit, Santa Claus continued on his merry way, spreading the magic of Christmas to all, pine cone suit or not.
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