I’ve seen and heard a lot of discussion as of late about Christmas and Santa. I guess I never really thought about it much until this year since we are parents now and these types of conversations get brought up.
My question to yall out there is this: Do you do the whole “Santa” thing with your kids or do you plan on it if you don’t have children yet? I guess more specifically, does Santa leave gifts for your little ones to open Christmas morning and whatnot. It’s TOTALLY a personal choice and I can absolutely see valid points to both sides of this argument, but I’m just curious to see what the majority of you think out there. (and no, this is not meant to spark some huge controversy, I promise)
Jeff and I have talked about this a little bit and we do plan to incorporate Santa into Christmas celebrations with our family. That being said, we will always focus the attention on Jesus and teaching our children about the real meaning of Christmas, but I think there is something nostalgic and fun about Jolly Old St. Nicholas and I know my childhood memories of Santa were ones filled with so much joy, too. We would leave out cookies and milk for him, I would write him letters telling him how good I had been all year, he would leave all sorts of goodies for me to open on Christmas morning, and of course we would visit the mall so I could have my picture taken with him each year. It’s hard for me to imagine my childhood without him in it.
So, where do you stand on the Santa debate?