I think Santa is a lot of fun….so do my kids.
We all know he isn’t real.
I’ve come to learn there are different Santa familes:
Family 1: Hardcore Santa-ers. Go big or go home. I even think the adults may believe in him.
Family 2: The Anti-Santa-ers. The jolly rosie-cheeked man is about as accepted in this house as a burglar.
Family 3: Some may say lukewarm Santa-ers? Keeping with the secular tradition of Santa with the children fully aware that it is a game and tradition that parents play with their children.
We’re definitely number 3.
Regardless of what kind of family you are, here are some great ideas for teaching your children about the historical figure that came to be known as Santa Claus:
This Santa Database gives descriptions of how the Santa tradition varies in every country.
To really keep with the historical Santa tradition, you can do exactly what old Saint Nick did: Fill shoes with coins and treats:
And then there is the Rudolph movie. Not historical, but a classic. That counts for something, right?