Telling your Child about the Magic of Christmas

Dear Son

Christmas is our most favourite time of year.  Do you know what I love most?  The joy on your face and the anticipation as we wait at Santaland for our yearly visit to Santa.

Over the years, you may have wondered how Santa manages to visit every child on Christmas Eve.  Well, B1, it’s time to let you in on how the magic happens.

Some kids will tell you that Santa is your Mum or Dad but this isn’t the case.  Yes, I am the person who fills your stocking on Christmas Eve.  I choose and wrap the presents under the tree – just as Nanny and Pop did for me and you will do for your kids someday but that doesn’t make me Santa.

Santa is not one person, it’s lots and lots of people who keep the spirit of Christmas alive. It’s Mums, Dads, Grandmas, Grandpas, brothers, sisters, friends, strangers all working together to make magic happen for children all over the world.

Santa lives in our hearts – not at the North Pole.  He is the magic, the love and the spirit of giving to others.  He teaches children to believe in something they can’t see or touch.

As you grow up and move into adulthood you will need this capacity to believe: in yourself, in your family, in your friends and in your God.

You’ll need to be able to believe in things you can’t measure or hold in your hands.  You will need to believe that no matter what, there is always magic in this crazy world of ours.

Now you know the secret of how Santa gets to all the boys and girls on Christmas eve.  He has help from all of the people whose hearts he has filled with joy.

With full hearts, people like myself help Santa do a job that would otherwise be impossible.  So, whilst Santa is not an actual person, he is love and magic and hope and happiness.  I am on his team and now you are too and it is your job to help keep this magic alive for your younger brothers for many years to come.

I love you.


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