The call came yesterday.
Mrs. Koch isn't one to panic, but she was in a state.
It seems news of the Santa Elves had gone viral. This is not to say we're a town full of sneezing Santa's Helpers; when we say "viral," we mean the story of the Elves had gained massive interest on blogs and forums on the Internet.
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In the simplest terms, the amount of letters has increased sevenfold. That's 700 percent.
And so, there is an immediate need for more Elves. Qualifications are simple: a kind heart and legible handwriting. There are more specifics here.
Santa gets the Elves all set up by writing the letters ahead of time. As you can imagine, this time of year he finds the need to delegate. The Elves add each child's name plus a personal P.S.
The Elves have a rip-roaring good time, and sometimes pause to read the letters to each other.
Occasionally, though, the room grows hushed and a few tears are blinked back.
The Christmas spirit is here in the town of Santa Claus, in a little museum. Do you live nearby? Maybe you can stop by and help out for a few hours and leave knowing you are truly one of Santa's Elves.