Your child walks up to you and looks deep into your eyes. Then, he asks "Is Santa Real?"
What do you say?
My kids are only 3 and 5, so it's pretty easy to give them answers that satisfy their curiosity. They believe in the magic of Christmas, and my husband and I enjoy watching them open their presents from Santa each year. But, some kids are more skeptical. They're always asking questions like: How does Santa get all those presents under the tree? And, how do the elves make so many presents? How does Santa get his reindeers to fly?
I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve and I'm not good at explaining things like this. But, luckily for me, someone is.
Martha Brockenbrough has put her thoughts into a letter for her daughter and explains it all so perfectly. Here's an exceprt from her letter:
Santa is bigger than any person, and his work has gone on longer than any of us have lived. What he does is simple, but it is powerful. He teaches children how to have belief in something they can’t see or touch.
In order to learn the truth about Santa Claus, you have to read her full letter here.
It's one of those things you may even want to read every year so you're prepared to keep the magic alive!