So, my husband and I are believers and we've been debating about doing Santa Claus with our son. We've both done Santa Claus as children and loved it! However we are concerned with trying to tell him Santa is real and that Jesus is real only to come back later and tell him that Santa isn't but Jesus is. We weren't raised in a believer home so we aren't sure exactly how to approach it!
For those who did it either way, can I have some feedback on how it affected your children/or you with either decision you made? Not trying to condemn anyone's decision, we were just looking for some examples on what you thought worked and what didn't!
Answer by Octobersmom at 7:48 AM on Oct. 23, 2010
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Answer by Moms_Angels1960 at 7:52 AM on Oct. 23, 2010
My kids didn't have a problem differentiating between the two. Jesus is a deep belief we hold and Santa Clause is a fun family tradition. My kids are old enough to know about Santa, but it doesn't diminish their belief in Jesus because Santa was all about fun on Christmas morning, Jesus is something we talk about year round, he isn't seasonal and are conversations about Jesus are deeper then finding presents around the house.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 9:06 AM on Oct. 23, 2010
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Answer by Keely625 at 10:12 AM on Oct. 23, 2010