I am not Santa.
There is no one Santa. I am the person who fills your stockings with presents, though. I also choose and wrap the presents under the tree, the same way my mom did for me, and the same way her mom did for her. And yes, Daddy helps, too.
I imagine you will someday do this for your children, and I know you will love seeing them run down the Christmas magic stairs on Christmas morning. You will love seeing them sit under the tree, their small faces lit with Christmas lights. This won't make you Santa, though.
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. It's a big job, and it's an important one. Throughout your life, you will need this capacity to believe: in yourself, in your friends, in your talents, and in your family.
You'll also need to believe in things you can't measure or even hold in your hand. Here, I am talking about love, that great power that will light your life from the inside out, even during its darkest, coldest moments. Santa is a teacher, and I have been his student, and now you know the secret of how he gets down all those chimneys on Christmas Eve: he has help from all the people whose hearts he's filled with joy.
This may be exciting or distressing, depending on your relationship with your family. At first, Sedlacek had to plead with her 5-year-old son Hunter to keep mum. Filed to: santa Filed to: santa santa christmas holidays gifts. Sign up. Jaclyn Youhana Garver. How does this narrative impact their sense of self-worth?
With full hearts, people like Daddy and me take our turns helping Santa do a job that would otherwise be impossible. So, no, I am not Santa. Santa is love and magic and hope and happiness.
I'm on his team, and now you are, too. I love you and I always will. Mama Happy holidays and happy parenting, everyone.
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Around The Web. You May Also Like. Holiday Entertainment. February 2 is known as Candelaria Day and the final day of the Christmas celebrations in Mexico. On this day the baby Jesus from the home nativity scene is taken to be blessed and then the nativity scene is carefully put away until December 16 when the tradition returns with Las Posadas. All of these traditions start with two simple things, the nativity and three wise men.
What she (and the others who makes similar arguments) fail to recognize, however, is that the thing she is defending—The Santa Lie—does not. What to say when your child asks if Santa is real, according to experts No. Adults should not lie to children about Santa. When a child asks.
Throughout Mexico in larger cities and places popular with foreigners these simple things are losing their cultural significance as more people turn to the Christmas tree and Santa Claus. Say no to Santa this year and enjoy a traditional Mexican holiday season.
I say let Mexicans decide what they want to celebrate and when. I think Mexico can handle both traditions and figure out how best to integrate them into their culture. As far as no santa…the families that I know here have had santa for years. Who are we to take that away from them? The baby Jesus is added to the nativity scene on Dec Trending News Advertising Contact Us.
I guess it depends which imaginary story you want to celebrate….