We do santa for our kids but santa doesnt get the credit for too many of the presents.
Santa gives one present each and a stocking with some lollies, a book, undies and a few trinkets.
DH grew up with santa giving them all their gifts with nothing from their parents. Whereas i grew up with it the same as we do with our kids
Santa is part of the fun of being a little kid in our family, they love the magic of the idea. It only lasts a short time before they figure it out, but there is a certain beauty in their excitement of setting out a snack for Santa and the Reindeer. It was so lovely when the bigger kids in our fam were small, they would get so caught up in it all and got such a thrill from seeing all the gifts with tags from Santa. I used to post them letters from Santa as well and they got such a buzz. I really don't think it does any harm. Even the realisation that he's not real was soft for them, they were old enough to figure it out. Doesn't stop them wanting Santa photos though haha!
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Hmm, perhaps we'll change our Christmas story to: Santa is an evil robot who lives on Neptune (his North Pole base was destroyed by rampaging polar bears), and if everyone doesn't give him lots of attention every year and talk about how great he is he'll get really mad and send his polar bear army. So we'd better all celebrate Christmas and Santa!
Parenting is going to be so much fun.
Sorry if this has been asked but for those that dont do Santa what do you say if they see him getting photos done in the shopping centres? No judgement Im just really curious
For me it is just part of the magic of Christmas. The excitement of leaving a treat out for him and the big count down.
I don't think it is a bad thing telling your kids about Santa, especially after seeing dd meet the princesses at Disneyland this year (which she just loves) and thinking they were the real thing. I will keep those beautiful memories forever.
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