There is Some Truth to be Told
First of All,
Let’s not forget the story of St. Nicholas because when all the elves, reindeer and festive season disappear, it’s his actions, which encompass the very morals that in turn, truly define the real meaning of Christmas. As most of us would know, ‘Santa Claus’ or ‘Father Christmas’ was inspired and introduced from the true life of St. Nicholas who was a famous Bishop and like Santa Claus, wore red robes. Despite being a wealthy man, St. Nicholas was known and celebrated around the world for his kindness and compassion as he would help those in need, and gave many gifts and money to the less fortunate.
So if there’s ever a time when your child questions the truth behind Santa or doubts his existence, you can interpret the work of St. Nicholas and his life of love and generosity because at the end of the day, believing in humankind, living to be a better person and cherishing your loved ones, are all underlying values that have enough power to last a lifetime.
Secondly, It’s Healthy
Whether your children believe in Santa Claus until they’re six or thirteen, the task of believing first requires having an imagination, and that’s something very important. In today’s age of overflowing information where access to technology appears as near unlimited, there’s a growing fear that kids may lose touch with their creative abilities. I still remember when I was young my anticipation on Christmas Eve to see all my presents under the Christmas tree, I always hoped to see Santa’s foot prints on the floor and melted snow, ha ha ha! I also listened for Santa’s sleigh and his reindeers to sit on my roof because this how I would know he has arrived with my presents. But to experience all this your child needs imagination and it is in your hands as a parent to create the magical world of Christmas Spirit.
As Albert Einstein once said, “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand”. Thus, there’s no harm in believing, instead it provides a boost for the imagination and a motive for creativity, which won’t cost you anything – a true gift for any child.
And Last of all – It Encourages Discipline
We were all scared of Santa’s naughty list at one stage in our lives, right? And the reason behind it was because being in his bad books meant no presents. So naturally, we learned that we had to behave ourselves if we wanted a gift. By referring to the concept of Santa Claus checking his ‘naughty’ and ‘nice’ lists, parents are encouraged not only to discipline their children but also reward a good behaviour.
We all know these words: You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I’m telling you why: Santa Claus is coming to town and together with encouraging good behaviour, recent studies suggest that believing in the old man with the red suit is actually a gift in itself for children, and now you know why.
And that is all for now until next you all hear from me again. If you are slowly getting into the Christmas spirit and need some decoration for this year please visit our website for a great selection of Christmas characters, Christmas accessories including stockings, tree skirts, tree toppers, Christmas tree ornaments, pet stockings, and much more!
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