For 15 years, Richard Cirelli has designed a wonderland of Christmas lights in his yard. For 10 of those years, he’s been Santa, too, and it’s an experience that brings tears to his eyes. “Everybody should do it once, just once,” he says. “They don’t have to put the suit on or anything like that. All they have to do is be generous to somebody who really really needs it. Sometimes it doesn’t cost you anything; it’s just listening.”
For 15 years, Richard Cirelli has designed a wonderland of Christmas lights in his yard. For 10 of those years, he’s been Santa, too, and it’s an experience that brings tears to his eyes. “Everybody should do it once, just once,” he says. “They don’t have to put the suit on or anything like that. All they have to do is be generous to somebody who really really needs it. Sometimes it doesn’t cost you anything; it’s just listening.” Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com
For 15 years, Richard Cirelli has designed a wonderland of Christmas lights in his yard. For 10 of those years, he’s been Santa, too, and it’s an experience that brings tears to his eyes. “Everybody should do it once, just once,” he says. “They don’t have to put the suit on or anything like that. All they have to do is be generous to somebody who really really needs it. Sometimes it doesn’t cost you anything; it’s just listening.” Katherine Jones kjones@idahostatesman.com

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On being Santa — Nampa man dispenses Christmas cheer

December 11, 2015 7:12 PM

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