Will there be a real Santa Claus? Any parent who has not been faced with this inquiry more than likely will at some time. But how can you answer this? No one wants to crush a child’s hopes for Letters From Santa and holiday magic.
Some kids, like me, are crushed in school when they listen to a classmate that they found each of their presents under their parents’ bed, thus, proving there is really no Santa. Then, reasoning sets in, which can be about the time they start to wonder why they are told this fairy tale all of this time since it was the reality.
So, will there be truly a Santa Claus? Well, should you be within this position you will probably be glad to know that this only true answer to this question is…yes, absolutely.
The name “Santa Claus” originated from the Dutch “Sinter Klass” pronunciation of St. Nicholas. St. Nicholas had been a Christian priest, who later was a bishop. He had been a wealthy person, and traveled the nation helping others, giving gifts of money as well as other presents. St. Nicholas chose to remain hidden while giving these gifts, so the children were told to visit sleep quickly or he would not come!
One famous story is about a poor man who had no money to give to his three daughters on their special day. St. Nicholas dropped bags of gold in to the stockings in which the girls had left to dry through the fire. From the time, children have hung up stockings on Christmas Eve hoping that they can be filled with gifts by Christmas morning.
Based on the Catholics, a saint is just one who lived this kind of holy life that, after dying and going to heaven, is still able to help people in the world. Within the 1500’s individuals England stopped worshipping St. Nicholas and favored another giving gifts figure Father Christmas.
Now, whatever your religious preference is or if you even believe in Saints, doesn’t change that St. Nicholas represents a selfless act of giving. Rather it be material gifts, money where needed or even the often most valuable gift of any little of the time, it’s about the action of helping another person for no other reason then because they want it.
As St. Nicholas had determined as being a young man, we truly, as adults, commence to understand Santa Claus when we recognize that the most effective gift of all is not really on the receiving end, but being the one giving. And being rich doesn’t always mean having lots of money. Often, especially today, finding the time to enjoy with someone, inviting them over for lunch or vxthay putting food on their table, could make all the difference.
But exactly how do we explain this to a child? Well, perform it in stages. They first have to find out how much receiving a gift meant to them to understand how much it indicates to others. And Santa Claus, well he is a thought of a totally magical holiday spirit shown to them in a way in which they are able to associate at this stage inside their lives.
So, just how do we, as parents, answer this query in a way our young kids will understand? You, being a parent, should decide when it’s time for you to come clean. You are able to meter this by deciding once you feel they will understand that Santa Claus does indeed happens to everyone and that he often means something different to each and every person they’ll meet. A kid grasping this can be a big step towards learning just what the holidays are truly all about.