Yesterday, I shared about how we told our kids about Santa.
I used to think there were only two options when it came to having Santa as a part of a Christmas celebration:
1. Either you do it
2. Or you don’t
It turns out, there are more options than that. As a family we have decided to share the truth about Santa, not take part of his festivities, but to talk about it, laugh about it, and have open conversation. Santa does not have to be a banned word in our house, as I used to think. Here is the framework of our truthful conversation about Santa.
1. Like Buzz and Woddy, Cinderella, or Snow White, Santa Clause is a pretend character. We can enjoy books and songs about Santa, but we know that it is for fun.
2. Some people call Santa, “St. Nick.” This is because a long time ago there was a man named St. Nicholas who gave gifts in secret to families who were in need. That was very nice of him and we also have the opportunity to give and serve others
3. You will probably hear your classmates talk about Santa. You don’t have to get in an argument if he is real or not, you can simply know that their mom and dad have not told them that it is make believe. You can also share that Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas.
We celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus. That is very exciting because he is God, coming to earth, to get to know you personally. Let this be the resounding message you share with your kids.
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