The Magical Tale of Santa Dust – A Christmas Tradition, written by Patricia Cardello, tells a tale of two small children who, on Christmas Eve, sit by their window eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa, only to be bypassed on his yearly journey.

The book is based on a tradition Cardello started with her children, then told to children in her neighborhood, and explains the common question of “How will Santa know where I live?” Each book is packaged with one pouch of “Santa Dust,” a magical potion used by children worldwide to help guide Santa and his reindeer to their door. Children sprinkle their Santa Dust, leave milk and cookies for Kris Kringle, and hope to awake to presents the next day.

The Magical Tale of Santa Dust is the first in a series of books written by Cardello, and is available for purchase at