To Santa or Not To Santa?
Okay... Today's post is a little late. (I didn't promise they would all be posted in timely fashion) Anyway- today's topic is more of a thought provoking question and maybe a little advice for a mama on the fence about a big subject..
I grew up in a home where we believed in Santa. And, well, my husband grew up in a home that didn't talk about Santa. So therefore, we are not both on board for either route.
I don't know what kind of relationship you have with your spouse, but I have a hard time doing anything with my family if my husband and I aren't 100% on the same page.
In case I haven't been obvious enough about it in my former posts, let me just boldly state:
WE ARE CHRISTIANS RAISING CHILDREN TO BECOME CHRISTIANS!
and well I've noticed a trend that a lot of Christians don't teach there children to believe in Santa Claus because it can distract them from the true reason for Christmas. Or about lying to their children then later having to traumatize them when they reveal that Santa never brought them toys.
While all that is understandable, I still have a lot of Christian friends that do play the role of St. Nick in their homes. And I think I want to have a Santa believing home as well. I mean, I figured out that there was no Santa on my own and I was not traumatized by it at all.
So here are my questions to my Christian families:
Does your family believe in Santa, and your reasons behind your decision?
If you do teach Santa, how do you make sure that Jesus is still the main attraction?
And of course if you do believe in Santa, you have these cute little guys to add to your tradition now.
His name is Wilbur. You all know why :)
I jumped on the bandwagon. I couldn't resist. I love, love, love traditions. And having a cute one to do with my children is going to make so many good memories to share with them when they aren't so little anymore. Maybe do with their own families. I would love to someday see my grandchildren doing something I did with my own babies.
Which brings me to tomorrow's post...
I love 'em. I want 'em.
I'm going to be sharing one that Lane and I have started on our own. And rather it's been done for generations or started with you, I want to hear yours too!
Hoping your Christmas is being very merry!