Secret Santa strikes again
Date: 12/19/2011 Album ID: 1382252
Photos by Laurie Skrivan
For the fourth year in a row, the St. Louis-area Secret Santa, a local businessman, who keeps her identity a secret, handed out $100 bills to people in need by visiting them at their homes or finding them at laundry mat or thrift stores. The tradition started more than 25 years ago with a man named Larry Stewart in Kansas City who over the years Stewart gave out $1.3 million to random people at Christmas. Before he died, he recruited a replacement to carry on the tradition. The movement has now spread to more than 25 cities.