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.