ORANGE COUNTY, NC -- Nothing says Merry Christmas like the gift of giving. And wrapping those gifts just makes it that much sweeter, right?
I mean, can you imagine what'll happen if it's not wrapped? Total chaos!
Okay, maybe not "total chaos," but you get the point. Wrapping paper is a representation of at the least the gift giver!
So when Jackie Rodgers couldn't find the perfect paper with a black Santa on it, she did what any mother on a mission would do!
She told her husband if she couldn't find any wrapping paper by next Christmas, she was just going to make her own. And she did!
Since then, the couple, who happened to be business majors, opened up their own business called Greentop Gifts. And have introduced Clarence Claus to the world!
Clarence is the new version of Santa, showing off what was missing during the jolly season, a product that featured Saint Nick but this time, with a little melanin.
We have to say, anything that sends a positive message about heroes and role models, we're all for it. And who knows, Clarence Claus just might be coming to a town near you!