How do you feel about Santa: do you teach your kids to believe or not? If so then is the main (or most expensive) gift from Santa in your home?
I do teach my children that Santa is real in my home. My whole family has always participated in the Santa Claus tradition. When I was growing up Santa came to visit me, my sisters’ children all believed in Santa and now my kids do as well. Their father teaches them the same. I never really thought twice about it until this year.
On Christmas morning the children awake to look under the tree or next to the fireplace to find their gifts from Santa. Santa never wraps them and already has them set up in place; out of the boxes. Since his elves make everything to bring to the children there is no need to box the gifts inside store boxes, so those are always disposed of. For instance last year T got a trampoline and come Christmas morning it was already set up in the backyard ready to be jumped on. A ribbon was tied from it through the back door to the tree for her to follow. The trampoline had a big red bow attached to it.
The main, largest or most expensive Christmas gift is always from Santa Claus. The children tell Santa what they want for Christmas first and then the other gifts fall into place. Don’t ask me why this is how it works, it’s just how we have always done it. Strange looking back… Santa gets all the credit.
Being part of the blogosphere I have gotten the chance to read many different perspectives on this. I must say I do not disagree with people who do not teach their children Santa exists. I am very in the middle of the road on this topic. We have always done it and think it’s fun but I do not look down on those who decide not to.
I wonder if Buck’s family participates in the Santa Claus tradition? I’m headed over to find out now, you coming?
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