When I was a kid, it seemed like a rite of passage to visit Santa, share my dream gift list and then stay up as late as I could on Christmas Eve hoping to hear Santa’s reindeer landing on my roof. Then we’d wake up early, sometimes before sunrise, to see what Santa left for us. Of course, at some point we discovered that Santa wasn’t real. It was just another step in the rite of passage.
Until recently, I didn’t know that so many people were questioning whether to continue the tradition of Santa, or to tell their children from the beginning that Santa is a fairy tale. Lately, it seems like everywhere I turn, someone has made the decision to tell their children that Santa is make-believe, or is at least trying to decide what to do.
So, I wanted to bring this question forward to my readers to hear your thoughts: Is Santa part of your family’s Christmas tradition?
Vote in the poll below and then elaborate on your vote in the comments. I’ll share my thoughts with you after the results are in.