Thursday, December 12, 2013
Now, hear me out when I say I have NOTHING against parents who teach their kids to believe in Santa. Nothing at all. You are a great mama if you encourage your child to believe in Santa and you are a great mama if you don't. Now with that being said..
For us, the choice has really come down to our relationship with Evelynne. We have and will always want her to know that we will teach her the truth. And that the true meaning of Christmas is not about a white bearded man who lives in the south pole and loves cookies.
But the true meaning of Christmas is the celebration of the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Who has come into the world to heal the sick, raise the dead, to bring joy and life into this world once again.
Who sacrificed Himself on the cross for us so that we may have everlasting life in His Magnificent presence. For Leon and I we believe that's magical enough. And that Jesus should have ALL the Glory at Christmas and every day for that matter. And not have to share it with a man of imagination.
Of course we'll teach her about Santa and how he came from St Nick and the beautiful history behind that.
Some may think we're taking the fun out of Christmas for Evelynne by taking Santa from a child’s Christmas experience, but Leon and I don’t see or feel that way at all! In fact, if taking Santa away from Christmas takes away the “experience” of it, then why are we really celebrating Christmas anyway? What is the real meaning of Christmas to you?
We believe Jesus is forever the real reason for the season. And we want our daughter to know this her whole life. Not just when she's to old to believe in Santa.