Every year I have this inner battle with the whole Santa thing. Do I let my kids believe in someone who doesn’t really slide down the chimney bringing them their wish list gifts, or do I tell them there’s no such thing as Santa? I do, however, like them writing letters. Other than their birthday, it’s the time of year that I buy (or make!) them gifts, so it’s nice to know what they would like. And it’s nice to have an answer when the grandparents ask me what they would like.
As we sat and wrote out a Christmas Wish List, the kids and I had a discussion about Santa and Jesus. I want them to know that Christmas isn’t all about getting but also about giving. That Jesus gave His life for us. It’s not an easy concept for a child to understand, but my heart was overjoyed when they agreed, “Jesus is more important than Santa!”
This year I’ve encouraged the kids to make something for their sibling. It’s really fun and cute to hear them talk about and think of ideas. Emma Grace often tells me of her plans in hushed giggles. So cute!
So thanks for reading my rambled thoughts. I’d love to hear yours on the Santa subject!