Hey guys! Welcome back. I want to start by saying I love Christmas. I love the lights, and the music, and all the cheer. However, there is one tiny issue I have with it: Santa Clause. I know that Santa is a long standing tradition and many people feel like it is an important thing to pass on. That is their prerogative. I, on the other hand, don’t see Santa as a big deal. I don’t think he is an important part of Christmas, and therefore, will not be passing on to my future children.
At some point everyone finds out that Santa is not real. So why lie and say he is? Why convince children that this person comes and brings them presents if they are good? I don’t understand this. I know that Santa is a tradition that many people love and cherish. But I never really understood it. It may just be me, but I think Santa is the least important part of Christmas.
I think children should get presents. I think they should love Christmas and enjoy it. But Santa isn’t really necessary for that. My biggest issue is, there are children whose parents can’t afford to buy them a lot of presents. “Santa” only brings them two or three presents. Then, that child goes to school and hears other kids talking about the ten to fifteen presents that “Santa” brought them. The child who got less is going to feel bad.
I understand the concept of Santa and why people love it so much, but I don’t think I will carry it on. It just seems like a ploy to get your kids to behave. Honestly, you should be able to do that without Santa. Like I said, I love Christmas. I think it should be enjoyed. And if you think Santa is a part of that then by all means, keep doing it. I just don’t think it fits for me. I can’t understand the magic behind lying to your children no matter how “fun” it seems right now.
I think Christmas is magical and fun without Santa. I feel like just this time of year alone is amazing. Santa isn’t all that important in my opinion, so I think I might skip that tradition. I will somehow teach my children not to ruin it for others, but I think it doesn’t really matter since they will find out (hopefully) eventually anyway.
Those are my thoughts and feelings on Santa. Please don’t be offended. If you choose to continue the tradition I don’t think there is anything wrong with that. I just thought I would share my opinions. I hope you enjoyed this. Please like it if you did. Don’t forget to follow if you are not already and I hope to see you next time!