Re: Santa Claus -- Do you allow your children to believe in him?
I tell my kids that Santa Claus does not bring them presents, but that it's a fun tradition. Kindof a make believe thing that we all like to pretend on Christmas. I don't want them to think that a complete stranger will give them gifts. If a man dressed as Santa asked them to come with him to get their present, they wouldn't fall for it. My kids still write letters to Santa, leave cookies, and all the other fun stuff...it really is magical to them, but at the same time they know it's make believe.
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