YES! THERE REALLY IS A SANTA!
When I was 5 years old, I was rummaging through our big hall closet. I knocked down a box that fell and hit me on the head. The box flew open and out came a red velvet jacket with white fur trim. Further investigation revealed matching pants, hat & white beard. It did not take me long to put two & two together.
I proceeded to run and find my mother to confront her with my findings. At the kitchen sink, washing breakfast dishes, she looked into my eyes and did not deny my accusations. but rather defended the perpetrator and begged me not to tell my younger sister. Did she really expect me to be a part of this preposterous scheme?
The interesting part of this little story is that I have spent my life working on behalf of Santa. My mother always said, that box knocked some sense into me!
Since 1985 Marketing Productions has produced the Santa Dollar program, which has helped raise millions of dollars for charities across the United States. Over the years, the dollars and greeting cards have become popular stocking stuffers and have even entered the world of Christmas collectibles, as predicated by Good Morning America in 1990.
"In the mid 1980's, I was the marketing director for several Tampa Bay area shopping centers. Christmas was coming up and I was thinking what could be done to attract crowds of people into the stores. I remembered my Dad hanging $1 bills on our Christmas tree. So, with that Christmas morning vision in mind, I just added Santa to make them Santa Dollars."
With the success of Santa Dollars, Marketing Productions decided the Easter Bunny could help out, as well. Bunny Bucks was trademarked in 1997 and quickly became a very popular addition to the traditional Easter basket. In 2008, Cupid's Cash made its debut, utilizing Valentine's Day as an occasion to open our hearts for those in need.
"Over the years, the business has grown, with the help of so wonderful caring people. So many need help and it is heartwarming to see companies using our fundraising programs to help those in their communities. The generosity of these people proves, year after year, that Santa is alive and well.
Marketing Productions is a family affair. Over the years, my children have been my life line and support system. We have a lot of fun, especially when shipping time comes around. We package all the boxes ourselves, making sure each one is just right. After all, we have to answer to the man in the red velvet suit."
"Thank you for your support over the years. You are the hope of today & tomorrow!"
Raising million$....one Santa Dollar at a time!
Check here for information on our school fundraising program: Santa Aid!
Artist: Donna Green
We are always looking for creative art work for our greeting cards. Register your entry for consideration.
Angelic Notes made their debut in 2012.
Since 1995, Bunny Bucks have been raising funds for charity across the US.
Cupid's Cash, for Valentine's Day, has been raising funds since 2008.
For information about the program please send email to:
P.O. Box 793
Palm Harbor, FL 34682