Renae - posted on 12/08/2010 ( 26 moms have responded )
I was raised in a strict religious household (daily bible study, church 3 times per week, etc) and did not grow up celebrating Christmas, or any other recognised holiday or event (like birthdays, easter, mothers day or fathers day). - All of that is another long story!
I started celebrating Christmas and other events when I was about 20 years old. So I have no personal experience about what it's like to grow up believing in Santa, experiencing Christmas and opening presents as a child.
So my question is, should I tell my now 20 month old about Santa? Do your kids believe in Santa? Is there any adverse effect when they find out he is not real? Why do we tell kids about Santa, I dont quite understand why someone made up this mystical character that we tell kids is real - its just all a bit foreign to me.