The Journey of Two Sisters
The journey of “Santa Has a Wish” began in October or 2013 when two sisters joined together with the mission to inspire. The venture began with the concept of a pouch filled with the inspirational messages. As Christmas filled the air, the idea arose to create a version of the “pouch” for the holiday season. After speaking with Santa, the idea of filling a ‘sack’ of Santa’s own wishes for the children was born. Santa’s mini ‘sack’ would hold 24 slips of paper with deeds that would focus on being nice and doing good, thus fulfilling Santa’s wish while counting down to Christmas. Santa’s sack of wishes inspired the creation of a book to tell the story about Santa’s wish. Santa Has a Wish started as an idea, an inspiration, and the vision continues to expand. Bringing this vision to life has been an amazing adventure. The Petrini Sisters enjoy working closely with Santa, and like Santa, they intend for this tradition to spread much joy and love.
About Rebecca Petrini
Rebecca Petrini is the author and co-publisher/creator of Santa Has a Wish. Rebecca has been a Spanish teacher for almost a decade and has taught learners of all ages from a pre-school to college level. She holds degrees in international business, Latin American studies, and Spanish, as well as graduate level certifications in teaching and translation. Rebecca is also a proud mother and aunt. The story of Santa Has a Wish was inspired by a profound desire to see all children reach their highest potential. Rebecca has enjoyed every moment of bringing Santa Has a Wish to life and is very passionate about this endeavor. She looks forward to the infinite possibilities of where this adventure may lead and is thrilled to be working with her sister to bring this vision to life.
About Stephanie Machiesky
Stephanie Petrini Machiesky is the co-publisher/creator of Santa Has a Wish. She currently works from home as a claims processor so she can watch her young sons grow up. She holds degrees in Information Technology and Accounting. Steph has always believed in chasing after her dreams. She attributes her contribution to Santa Has a Wish to her determination to be successful and transforming a vision into something tangible that can be shared with the world. She looks forward to where the future will lead and wouldn't rather be on this journey with anyone other than her sister.
The book illustrations, which also bring our website to life, were created by Natasha Tara Petrovic. To view more of Natasha’s work visit: npetrovic.tumblr.com