Yep we do Santa. Kids get a gift from Santa under their bed and the presents under the tree are from us.
We leave cookies and milk out for Santa. It's all very exciting.
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01-11-2015 17:36 #31
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01-11-2015 21:17 #32
Thanks everyone! So many different perspectives and traditions
I really do feel like if we don't do Santa he will be missing out on something magical, something that i got a lot of joy out of as a kid. So I think we will introduce Santa as a 'he exists if you believe he does' kind of thing. But if DS works it out or starts to question it we won't lie to him to keep it going. I think we'll just make the Santa gift something small...we want the credit for the good gifts after all!
Soooo excited about xmas this year!
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01-11-2015 21:41 #33Senior Member
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01-11-2015 21:50 #34
They are only little for such a short amount of time, I can't see the harm giving them something magical to believe in. I will never forget how excited my kids were when we driving home from church on Christmas Eve and there was an announcement on the radio that Santa had been spotted heading towards Australia from New Zealand.
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01-11-2015 22:07 #35Senior Member
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I grew up with a dad that loathed Santa (or Father Christmas as we call him) and I never remember finding out that he wasn't real, I mean it just didn't make logical sense to me! I still had magical, wonderful Christmases and still do!
I felt a bit weird about the whole Santa thing when I had kids but we did a sort of half arsed thing in that we ignored it until our oldest started hearing about it and then we did one present from Father Christmas. We've never done a Santa photo but they've never asked.
We do live rurally so we go to local Christmas shows but the Santa's are so obviously Uncle Bob or whatever that it's pretty easy to say he's a helper or whatever.
My oldest is ten and when she was eight she asked me and I told her the truth and she just smiled, hugged me tight and said thank you for all the beautiful presents. She actually felt quite special being in the know and happily went along with the Santa thing for her younger brothers.
My boy are nearly 8 and four and I'm waiting for the biggest to say something or ask but I always drill into them that for many, many many children, Santa is real - just like Jesus or whatever is for other families and we must respect their beliefs and not spoil it for other children.
Do what feels right for you, OP. Your kids will still have love and magic in their lives, I promise.
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