Why I believe in Santa Claus

Why I believe in Santa Claus! Merry Christmas!

I was having a discussion with friends on if telling your children about Santa Claus could be considered lying. This got me thinking…

Yes, I am an adult and even though I know someone does not come down my chimney and fill my stocking full of gifts on Christmas Eve, but I still believe in Santa Claus.

Maybe it is because I found out the truth at such a young age. A friend’s mom spoiled the fun at a slumber party when I was in 1st grade. I did not tell anyone because I refused to believe what I knew was true and ruin the magic of Christmas.

I believe telling your children about Santa Claus is not a lie because you are sharing in the magic of the season of Christmas. Christmas is about bringing joy and sharing the love you have. I believe Santa brings joy to so many and to take this gift away from my children just would not be right.

Santa Claus is alive in everyone.

It is the spirit when you donate toys to a family in need.

It is when you pack up a shoebox to send overseas.

It is when you celebrate together with family and friends. It is when you decorate your house with lights, trees and tinsel.

It is when you bake holiday treats to share

It is sharing holiday traditions with your new additions

Maybe you believe in Santa Claus, maybe you do not. Maybe this outlook is a new one and will remind you of the excitement of the season we are in. When we see the world through the eyes of a child it is magical. Sometimes as grown ups we forget this.

Enjoy this holiday season and no matter what you believe. Remember Santa Claus is more than a man in a big red suit A part of him is living inside of you and me.

Merry Christmas!

13 comments on “Why I believe in Santa Claus

  1. Great Post. I do believe in Santa. How can one not when you see the joy in the eyes of the little ones. I remember the letter that’s been around for many years. “Yes Virginia there is a Santa.”
    Dear Editor–

    I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth; is there a Santa Claus?

    – Virginia O’Hanlon, 115 West Ninety-fifth street.

    Virginia, your little friends are wrong. They have been affected by the skepticism of a skeptical age. They do not believe except what they see. They think that nothing can be which is not comprehensible by their little minds. All minds, Virginia, whether they be men’s or children’s, are little. In this great universe of ours man is a mere insect, an ant, in his intellect, as compared with the boundless world about him, as measured by the intelligence capable of grasping the whole of truth and knowledge.

    Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus. It would be as dreary as if there were no Virginias. There would be no childlike faith then, no poetry, no romance to make tolerable this existence. We should have no enjoyment, except in sense and sight. The eternal light with which childhood fills the world would be extinguished.

    Not believe in Santa Claus! You might as well not believe in fairies! You might get your papa to hire men to watch in all the chimneys on Christmas Eve to catch Santa Claus, but even if they did not see Santa Claus coming down, what would that prove? Nobody sees Santa Claus, but that is no sign that there is no Santa Claus. The most real things in the world are those that neither children nor men can see. Did you ever see fairies dancing on the lawn? Of course not, but that’s no proof that they are not there. Nobody can conceive or imagine all the wonders there are unseen and unseeable in the world.

    You may tear apart the baby’s rattle and see what makes the noise inside, but there is a veil covering the unseen world which not the strongest man, nor even the united strength of all the strongest men that ever lived, could tear apart. Only faith, fancy, poetry, love, romance, can push aside that curtain and view and picture the supernal beauty and glory beyond. Is it all real? Ah, Virginia, in all this world there is nothing else real and abiding.

    No Santa Claus! Thank God! he lives, and lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood.

    Editorial by Francis Pharcellus Church

    • Love this. Thanks Ginger. I was just thinking about how much fun it will be next year when Luke is older and can understand more of the magic of Christmas!

  2. My kids and grandkids were raised believing in Santa Claus – I see no harm in it at all. As long as the truth of Christmas is taught to them also. I would always have a birthday cake for Baby Jesus on C’Eve night and we would make a big deal of singing Happy Birthday to Jesus!!! They always understood.

  3. So very true! I think you are totally right about Santa Claus. He does bring joy in the midst of the season. After reading your post, I can totally one hundred percent say, “I believe in Santa Claus too.”

  4. My mother ALWAYS told me hat Santa was a wonderful giving spirit, and he knew all and could do wonders… Since spirits live in all of us and a spirit can transcend anything, therefore Santa could go anywhere.
    Santa IS real.. and those who dont believe in Santa have lost the gift of imagination and hope. Santa is the word means to deliver a wonderful message of love, sharing, giving, and remembering others.
    To believe in anything is a leap of faith… religion is a leap of faith.. anything we cant see, feel or have the science on is a leap of faith.. not to believe is hopeless.
    I will always believe in Santa!!

  5. This can be such a touchy subject. I think the best thing to do is to cherish whatever traditions your family embraces and to be gracious enough to allow other families to do the same. Personally I don’t think any child has been permanently damaged by a family encouraging belief in Santa or by a family who ignores Santa. Just enjoy Christmas the way you choose to and celebrate the Savior. Blessings!

    • Very true. We have to respect everyone. I still don’t think it was right for the mom to tell me the truth behind Santa. If you don’t want to celebrate something you shouldn’t ruin the fun for others.

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