For Mom and Dad


The Medal of Honor

In 2013 at the Jim Yelig Santa Workshop in Santa Claus, Indiana, Santa Phil and Diane were presented with “Medal of Honor” awards by the Santa Claus Oath Foundation. They received the awards for a poem written by Santa Phil in honor of a Santa who had passed away.

The poem entitled “The Final Journey” was embraced by the Santa community and has been recited at Santa funerals across the country and used in memorial ceremonies at the Jim Yelig Workshop, Clausfest and other Santa Gatherings. Phil and Diane presented the poem to the Santa Claus Oath Foundation for their use along with several others including one for Mrs. Claus. Santa Phil and Diane were honored to receive these awards and feel blessed to be part of this organization.