Käpy (which translates to a cone) is bursting with excitement and pride. She jumps around and giggles as she goes along and introduces the environment in and around the Santa Claus Office located at the Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi. What on Earth does she have in mind?
– Friends, I have to tell you! It is exactly, us, the elves, who built the Santa Claus Office! she rejoices.
This in mind, it is not surprising to see Käpy introduce the Santa Claus Office and the surrounding Christmas wonderland with such a passionate spirit and the deepest and truest possible knowledge. Käpy truly knows these hoods and the history of the hoods like the back of her hand – and that is purely because she was there, involved in the building process of the Santa Claus Office since the very first trifles of Christmas magic were sprinkled on top of the roofs and the hoods. So, how did it all begin in the first place?
– Let me tell you. The Christmas folks, by which I mean the elves are known for their endless curiosity. It was this curiosity, which also led the early forest elves, today known as observer elves, wander in the woods of Lapland and getting impressed by the Arctic Circle area. And for a good reason. There were all sorts of surprising and quirky things to see and do which all is very much of the elves’ liking, Käpy highlights.
According to Käpy, it all happened some hundred or a thousand years ago. From then on the Arctic Circle has been an important and magical area that offers a hiding place for the biggest secrets of Christmas.
Atlases of the world and parchment scrolls
Now a curious human-creature would probably ask: Could you please reveal us one of those secrets? Could you tell us how it is possible for the Santa Claus to be so old and how can he reach all the homes every year over the course of a day? Käpy remains mysterious, but gives small hints at least:
– Well, here at the Arctic Circle the distances become shorter and time slows down. In fact, crossing the border of the Arctic Circle towards Christmas diminishes the spiritual age of a human-being by at least 10 years. With this I mean the adult human-beings, of course. The spiritual age of children as well as their level of imagination is always right, Käpy mentions.
To get a better understanding of all this and that one needs to enter the official navigation room of Santa Claus. There one finds a good selection of the Atlases of the world as well as the scrolls of parchments, which help Santa and his elves find their way to every single home year after year and Christmas after Christmas. To certain extent that also explains the possibility of the time leap.
– In Christmas season Santa spends hours and hours here in the navigation room preparing for his round-the-world-trip. But the route-planning is not the only reason for him to stay put in this room. Along with building the snow men, also astronomy and cartography are his favorite hobbies, Käpy knows.
This navigation room is one of the primary locations of the Santa Claus Office and it also offers some kind of answers to the eternal questions hovering around Christmas. Navigation room is also the place where the good route-planning takes place and if someone, the Santa knows that well planned equals to half done. But then again, the actual role of the shortening distances and the time leaps remains a mystery…
RNS i.e. the GPS of the reindeer
One may easily assume that it gets boring for the Santa to sit at the navigation room and the Santa Claus Office all day long. But that is not the case. There is always plenty to do and learn. There Santa meets his friends from all over the world and takes care of the routine business including the mail control and navigation. On top of that delegating jobs and tasks for the elves keeps him busy.
– Last autumn the elves joined forces to renew and paint the timbers of the main building and now we are busy getting ready for the next Christmas. Thanks to the nagivation room, we don’t have to worry about delivery of the presets. We always make it on time to every single household on Earth, Käpy states.
Just to clarify: You mean every single time, always and everywhere?
– Oh well, now that you ask. One time, maybe a hundred or thousand years or ago somewhere above the Atlantic ocean there was a sudden shooting star that nearly confused the RNS. It is the navigation system of the reindeer and way more certain than any other GPS-navigation system. Luckily it was all sorted thanks to the cleverness of Rudolf the Reindeer, Käpy sighs.
And then, in an instant she is gone again. She walks in a swaying manner across the white blankets of snow and eventually one can only hear the bell of her cap ting somewhere behind the snow drifts. Child-like laughter fills the pure, arctic air. It seems like Käpy took a time leap some 10 years back in time – as usual.
In this video we will take a deep peak to the secret depths of the Santa’s official navigation room and familiarize ourselves with the history of Santa Claus Office with the guidance of an elf called Käpy.
For more information: https://santaclausoffice.com/
Translation: Peter Culley