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My children believe that Father Christmas brings presents to celebrate Jesus's birthday. It IS Jesus's birthday but we are the ones giving our children presents. At least once the fairy tale is over they still have the history to celebrate.
I know it was my mother because dad, while around, pretty much ignored me because I was a girl. DB got stuff from him, though. Kids understand a lot more than are given credit for.
I also just found a book called ‘love, Santa’ google it it sounds perfect for me,
I am going to make a photo book of all of their Christmas mornings and photos of them seeing Santa at the shops, posting their letters etc
I feel teary thinking about it but I think it’s a nice way to do it
My kids always thought Santa was a dude in stories and part of the Christmas thing but mum actually buys the gifts. I worked too hard to pay for things to give credit to a fake guy.
Dont tell, till they ask
I think there’s a book about it, sorry I can’t remember details but it talks about everyone being a Santa. That’s really vague, sorry. Google might help.
Im more worried about the breach in trust part. How do I tell my special needs child the truth?
My kids are 5 and 3. I never told them Santa is real. I tell them he is a character from a story.
My now 14yo never believed in Santa. I've no idea where it came from but she always knew he didn't actually exist. She did believe in the tooth fairy though. When she was 8 she asked me if the tooth fairy was real and I gave her an honest answer