A yuletide treasure from Copresco...
Yes, Virginia is a yuletide tradition that has been featured on Copresco’s website since 1994.
This holiday season, we thought it appropriate to tell you more about this famous editorial that first appeared in the New York Sun on September 21, 1897.
The classic of American Christmaslore was written by Francis P. Church and carried the heading: “Is There A Santa Claus?” Following is the text of this famous piece:
“Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age.
“They do not believe except they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little.
“In this great universe of ours, man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.
“Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to our life its highest beauty and joy.
“Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias.
“There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.
“Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if you did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove?
“Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus.
“The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see.
“Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.
“You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart.
“Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real?Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.
“No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay 10 times 10,000 years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.”
As we prepare to wrap-up a busy year, highlighted by the celebration of our yearlong 30th anniversary, it is the time to thank you for your continuing trust and support.
Copresco enjoys working with you in our beneficial business partnership.
Meeting your demands for extra fast turnaround and exceptional quality has been a trademark of Copresco since our inception in 1987.
We have worked diligently to maintain our position of leadership in the digital communications industry and will continue to invest in the future of our business.
We wish you a most happy holiday season and look forward to sharing a prosperous 2018 with you.
Copresco will be closed on Monday, December 25 for Christmas and on Monday, January 1 for the New Year’s Day holiday.
We may leave a little early on Friday, December 22.