So, at ten, when he started asking questions about how Santa can really know about all the kids and where they live or why one friend said they no longer believed, I knew it was going to be important to address the Santa dilemma with a proper send off. Hence, the story that has become the Christmas Key came to me. Rolled into a scroll with a jeweled key, Santa’s farewell was sticking out of my son’s stocking Christmas morning. In our home, we always get to open the stocking first while we wait for Dad to wake up or for the coffee to finish brewing. He opened it and was lost in importance of this secret letter from Saint Nick himself.