The PiPress reports on a special Santa, Leo Treadway, who isn’t asking children what toys and other material possessions they want this year, but encouraging them to become better, more aware, and more considerate people.

“I know you have been good, but can you give me an example of how you helped someone else?”

Inspired by the recession, Treadway shifts the focus from what kids want, to what they can give. “Instead of bribing children with toys, he challenges them to be better people. He talks about values, helping others and morality in a way children can understand.”

Wow! How do we feel about getting back to the spiritual roots of Christmas and perhaps a little further away from the I-want-I-want-I-want consumerism?