What do you tell your children about Santa?

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  1. VirginiaLynne profile image92
    VirginiaLynneposted 10 years ago

    What do you tell your children about Santa?

    We decided not to "do" Santa at our house.  We thought this was a simple decision to not pretend in someone who is not real, but sometimes it has landed us in hot water with friends.  I was even interviewed by our local paper once.  What do you tell your children about Santa and why?

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    RTalloniposted 10 years ago

    We told them that he was a pretend story that many families told their children, but we did not pretend that someone else, a stranger, no less, gave our children the gifts we worked to give them!  You're right, though, not being on the Santa bandwagon really can get you in hot water.

  3. ExpectGreatThings profile image79
    ExpectGreatThingsposted 10 years ago

    My husband feels very strongly that we should not "do" Santa. So we don't. To us, Christmas is about celebrating Jesus' birth, not getting presents from Santa. But still, I hope my kids don't slip up with their friends and spoil the fun that other families have planned with Santa. I think it's odd that your friends would criticize your choice to not promote a cultural fairy tale with your children!

  4. MickS profile image60
    MickSposted 10 years ago

    It is very sad that some aduts seem determined to take the magic out of children's lives.  Like pope Gregory said - allow the people their festivals.  Likewise allow children their fairy tales, they do no harm.

    1. duffsmom profile image60
      duffsmomposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. Good answer :-)

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 10 years ago

    We let them believe.  It gives them such a magic feeling.  Once they got in school, it is only a matter of time before some knowledgeable child spills the beans.  I have two girls and when one would come to me and ask if Santa was real, I told her the truth, then she was allowed to stay up on that Christmas Eve and fill the stockings and help with the last minute wrapping. 

    The younger one did so as well. I think they only believed until they were about 6.  I let them believe but when asked, I told them the truth.

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    reefhouseposted 10 years ago

    Actually we as a human being always need some kind positive power and the only thing which is required is some kind of positive attitude. Children believe that Santa would make all the things right. According to my views, due to this reason we have to tell them about Santa and make their positive attitude much stronger than before create a positive power in them. Hope you will like my answer.

    1. Galadriel Arwen profile image73
      Galadriel Arwenposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think the ultimate issue is whether or not we tell a lie to our children or help promote fantasy. Our way we did not lie and still allowed fantasy. When children find out that their parents lied to them, their credibility is gone.

  7. Galadriel Arwen profile image73
    Galadriel Arwenposted 10 years ago

    My Husband is Santa and I am the Easter Bunny. We tell the story of how the legends came about what the significance is of the tale, the decorations meanings, and enjoy opening gifts. Believing in a magical creature with love in his heart is okay as far as we are concerned. Separation of reality from fiction does not have to end all the fun. Enjoy the holidays and celebrate! God wants us to enjoy the life he has given us! We do!

  8. edhan profile image37
    edhanposted 10 years ago

    I keep the legend goes on about being good and you will be rewarded on Christmas day.

    They are always looking forward to receive their presents. It is nice to see those smiles on their faces.

  9. hisbabygirl2005 profile image60
    hisbabygirl2005posted 10 years ago

    I have 2 boys. Ages 6 and 3. I have often told my children that Santa helps me get there presents. I do put our family names on them but leave one or two presents with Santa's name on them. Some years I can't buy for my children and others do help me like they did this year and to me those people are true Santa's. I let my children believe in Santa because he is about miracles, magic, and giving to others and it gives my children hope that there is good and magic in the world because in the real world there is nothing but hate, death, and more depressing stuff. As a mother, I want to shield my children from that as long as I can and if they believe in fantasy then let them.

 
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