It is Mrs. Claus’ job to help Santa spread Christmas joy. Although Santa gets the most letters, Mrs. Claus said some children write her.
“My favorites are the ones that include artwork,” she said. “I get letters of all varieties.”
Mrs. Claus said many children write thoughtful letters, not just a list of what they want.
“Most children usually tell me about themselves,” Mrs. Claus said. “The hard ones are when they ask for things we can’t bring such as when a grandparent gets sick or mom or dad has lost a job.”
Mrs. Claus said her favorite thing about the holiday season is getting to see families that come visit year after year.
“It is very fun to see them grow up,” she said.
Some families travel a long distance to visit, Mrs. Claus said.
“Christmas Eve is our busiest day of the year” she continued. “It is some families’ tradition to wait until Christmas Eve to come see us, while others are here to see family for the weekend.”
Mrs. Claus said she and Santa also make sure to go visit every patient at Bassett once they finish visiting with families at their cottage. She said Santa has to go to church before hopping into his sleigh and making his journey around the world.
Christmas in Cooperstown is very special, according to Mrs. Claus. She said it would not be possible without all the volunteers who help with the preparation of their arrival, getting the cottage ready and decorating the streets.
“There are just so many people who give their time,” she said. “It’s why Santa and I love it so much. We are the ones who get to hear how everybody loves to come to Cooperstown and spend the holiday here.”