Santa Hat Helmet Cover = Extra Festive + Extra Nice Drivers?

Chasing Mailboxes readers!!

I believe I have hit upon something brilliant and economical that combines the spirit of the holidays and cycling safety. It’s my Santa hat “helmet cover.”

Santa hat “helmet cover.” Be nice to me!

Since I began wearing this helmet cover, I’ve noticed drivers and pedestrians being especially nice to me. People have remarked, “Nice hat,” shouted “Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas,” and inquired about the whereabouts of my sleigh.

No drivers have honked at me, and they also seem to be giving me a little extra space on the road these days. Who knew that my four-dollar Santa hat would make my commutes so much more pleasant?

Maybe this is all part of Washington, D.C., being gripped by the holiday spirit. However, I like to attribute these enjoyable commutes partly to the Santa hat. I think it’s providing a little extra warmth, festiveness, and making me safer out there in the big bad city.

Santa Hat = Extra Festive + Extra Nice Drivers?

I mean, really? Who wants to hate on a cyclist in a Santa hat? That’s just not nice.


  1. What a great idea! I wonder if I could put my headband-antlers on my helmet somehow? Hmmm. This may call for a crafting session.


  2. I think you’re right.
    We did a charity ride in fancy dress yesterday. Lots of cheerful toots and waves at the sea of santas. After the ride, everyone split up – Stephen & I were on the tandem – him as santa, me a reindeer – one bike on a very busy road – we had nothing but friendly waves and toots and everyone seemed to love the sight.
    Festive fancy dress cycling did seem to make a difference. Now if only we can extend this all year round!


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