I love Christmas and Santa but I tell DS1 -6 that not everyone believes in Santa and its up to him to decide if he does or not. He decided that he does. It's all in good fun and eventually he will know it was all from us, but I am glad my parents did that for me and hope some day he will feel the same appreciation for the selflessness. We do also really stress it's not about the gifts and try to get them focused on what they can do for others and we talk about how some kids aren't as lucky and it's important to think of them and try to brighten others christmas' too.
Lindsay- wife to my Soldier & SAHM to Gavin 3/06 Liam 5/09 and Collin 8/12