Australia's Mrs. Claus to Make History - World Christmas Convention USA March 2009!

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Melbourne, Australia's Mrs Claus, Bernadette Dimitrov, Christmas author, speaker and popular podcast host of 'Conversations with Mrs Claus' heard in 90 countries on channel will be representing the first ever Australian Mrs Claus at the biggest convention of Santa Clauses, Mrs Clauses and helpers from all around the world as they gather in Tennessee USA for 3 days from March 16th. Dimitrov will also be the first Australian Mrs Claus to the sign the over sized historic Santa's Oath Book and has been asked by the leadership of the convention to run the first ever 'Podcast 101' workshop for Santas to learn how to take their messages, work and products to the world. Dimitrov will be proudly waving her Australian flag on the award winning 'CyberSleigh' a highlight of the conventions parade. World media and thousands are expected.

Our goal is to provide this same Christmas spirit all year long. In particular, the world needs a dose of this spirit now.

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Australia's Mrs. Claus (aka Christmas author, speaker and 'Conversations with Mrs. Claus' 's popular podcast host Bernadette Dimitrov) will be representing the first ever Australian Mrs. Claus at the biggest convention of Santa Clauses, Mrs. Clauses and helpers from all around the world as they gather in Tennessee, USA in March 2009.

In this historic event, Dimitrov will be proudly flying her Australian flag on the award winning CyberSleigh, a highlight of the Convention's parade. This parade is expected to draw thousands of spectators as well as worldwide media coverage. Dimitrov will also be the first Australian to sign the historic Santa's Oath Book. She has also been asked by the leadership of the convention to run the first ever 'Podcast 101' workshop for Santas.

Celebrate Santa Convention ( with several hundred Santa Clauses and their entourage of Mrs. Clauses, elves and even reindeer owners will be descending on the Great Smoky Mountain National Forest for 3 days starting March 16, 2009 at Gatlinburg, Tennessee in the USA. Here they will gather to learn their craft and associate with others from around the world. Sleigh bells will be ringing for this historic and jolliest event ever featuring the signing of 'Santa's Oath', workshops, exhibits, entertainment, industry showcases, two museums and a parade with thousands expected!

Part of the opening ceremonies of the convention will be the first ever taking of the Santa Claus Oath. The Santa Claus Oath outlines eight principles that a Santa Claus should follow. Created by Santa Phillip L. Wenz, the Santa Claus Oath was inspired by two legendary Santa Clauses, Jim Yelling known as the "Real Santa" and Charles W. Howard known as "Dean" of Santa Clauses. 70 years after their first meeting two of the grandsons of these legendary Santas were the first to sign the Santa Claus Oath in Santa Claus, Indiana USA.

The newly created oversized book containing the Santa Claus Oath will include the story of the first Santa Convention of 1939, the biographies of Howard and Yelling, information detailing the Celebrate Santa Convention, plus the Santa Claus Oath. After the convention, the Oath Book will be sealed and returned to Santa's Candy Castle in Indiana to be displayed in a place of honor, along with photographs and the story of the 2009 Celebrate Santa convention. The Oath Book will stay at the Castle in the display and not signed or moved again until it makes the journey to the next Santa convention. "I'm proud and honored to be invited to attend the first Celebrate Santa convention and be the first Australian Mrs. Claus to sign this historic Oath Book." says Dimitrov.

Australia's Mrs. Claus, Bernadette Dimitrov, will be running the conventions first ever 'Podcast 101' workshop, teaching Santas and other Christmas folk this new digital media to take them, their messages and products to the world. Dimitrov has been podcasting for three years on a podcast network channel on the world's largest podcast network Bonnie Dillabough, the founder of will be presenting a marketing workshop at the convention as her network prepares the opening of the first ever Christmas Podcast Channel to feature world renowned Santa Clauses, Mrs. Clauses (including Australia's Mrs. Claus, Bernadette Dimitrov) and Christmas vendors and businesses from around the world.

The Celebrate Santa three-day event includes 30 comprehensive workshops for those who wish to learn and improve upon their personification of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Each in-depth educational session will be conducted by top professionals in their field.

Other highlights of the event include special exhibits brought in from the National Christmas Center ( Cases of historic artifacts of Santa Claus will be on display. In addition, Santa memorabilia from the private collection of world renowned Santa Phillip L. Wenz will also be on display. Santa's Showcase, a unique exhibition open to the public, features hundreds of Christmas and Santa Claus related products and services. Legendary Louise Mandrell, country music singer and star of stage and television will be appearing for photographs and autographs.

St. Patrick and his leprechauns will meet St. Nicholas and his elves in one of the most unique parades ever seen. On March 17 the Holly and Shamrock Parade ( will feature unique Christmas floats, Santas and Mrs. Clauses. Santa's spectacular Cyber Sleigh ( will have on board Dimitrov, Australia's Mrs. Claus featured on the award winning Santa's sleigh, which is a highlight of the parade. She will proudly wave her Australian flag to the tens of thousands of spectators and world media covering the event.

Dimitrov, aka Mrs. Claus, will be on board CyberSleigh with Santa Dick Conkling the owner and famous inventor of CyberSleigh and Celebrate Santa coordinators, Joseph and Mary Moore. The dash of this "super sleigh" sports a painted map of the world plus a star chart with many constellations and a compass so Santa won't get lost! It raises up and spins, has jet engines blasting Co(2) smoke, and contains a lighting and stereo system that is sheer excitement for cheering crowds.

Celebrate Santa is an annual gathering and exposition for those who bring joy and happiness to children young and old through the portrayal of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus. This is the first of the new annual events which starts on the 70th anniversary of the very first official gathering of Santas held in New York in 1939. The organizers of Celebrate Santa want to ensure the passing of the traditions of Santa Claus across generations and across the globe.

Dimitrov, from Melbourne, is a Christmas author, speaker and podcast host of 'Conversations with Mrs Claus' heard in more than 90 countries on the biggest podcast network in the world's channel. The show features weekly inspirational guests including best-selling authors, celebrities, coaches and Christmas folk sharing insights, tips and tools to live a happier and more joyous life. Guests have included best-selling authors, such as Dr. Gay Hendricks, Ph.D., Matthew Kelly, and Timothy Freke, as well as Hollywood medium Dr. Lilian Eden, Ph.D, master healer and medical intuitive Dr. Meg Blackburn Losey, Ph.D., International Cancer Foundation founder Dr. Ben Johnson (the only Medical Doctor featured in the international hit movie The Secret), Dr. Marilyn Schlitz PH.D. on the science of conscious transformation; Santa Joe Moore, organizer of, Elf Cathy, Executive Director of The Elf Experience, Chancellor of the International University of Santa Claus Timothy Connaghan and Australia's humour pioneer and historian Pete Crofts, founder of the world's only Humourversity (where Dimitrov currently studies) sharing tips on laughter and humour for health and happiness.

The shows regular holiday and spirituality expert, Nina Amir, author and speaker, together with Dimitrov aka Mrs Claus enlighten listeners each month about the universal nature of all types of holidays all year long. Amir and Dimitrov take time each month to explore how to make any holiday spiritual and meaningful to any listener, no matter their religious background or spiritual beliefs, and to offer uplifting information during the current world recession, a time when people everywhere need a boost.

Dimitrov says, "Christmas is about light, luminosity, and illuminating our consciousness to create joy, happiness and peace. Change ourselves and we contribute to changing the world! This is our gift to ourselves, our families, our communities, and, ultimately, the world." However, she says, "Our goal is to provide this same Christmas spirit all year long. In particular, the world needs a dose of this spirit now." Amir adds "At a time when people feel so much lack, learning to appreciate what they have and to see how giving even a little can actually help them both physically and spiritually is important. Together we want to help our listeners stop focusing on what they don't have or on their fears of what they may not have tomorrow and feel more inspired and able to create positive change in their lives instead."

Dimitrov aka Mrs Claus also answers questions that come in from children and adults all around the world each week. She has appeared on TV, on radio live to millions of listeners in the USA, appeared in print media and has had her Christmas articles published all over the world.

Mrs Claus is available for interview. Contact Details:

Bernadette Dimitrov (aka Mrs Claus)
Melbourne, Australia:

Media Direct Mobile: 0413 111 322
Land line: 61 3 9778.3036


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