That is why every year I write a letter to Santa. I don't ask for material presents, but ask for happiness for me and my loved ones and for guidance in special situations. A year later, reading my old letter in my memories' box, I know that my wishes have come true. As many other spiritual concepts teach writing a wish on a piece of paper caries strong energy and sends positive signals to the Universe. Or in my case it sends it to Santa Clause.
I advise you to do it too... If you don't believe in Santa, choose somebody else. Address it to the Easter Bunny or J.K.Rowling, or Winnie the Pooh. Or why not to yourself. Just choose someone (or something) that means happiness to you.