They say there are four stages in life of a person – first when he believes in Santa, second when he doubts if there is Santa, third when he doesn’t believe in Santa and fourth when he looks like Santa. Well, undoubtedly the most beautiful stage is the first one. Because believing in Santa means believing in hope, in togetherness, in love and in enjoying life. And it is up to the parents how far they can stretch this stage of their child.
The gifts of Santa: The gift from Santa Claus, big or small, is like a reward to the child. It makes him believe that he is the chosen one. Take him to the neighborhood church to get a gift from Christmas Papa or dress up as Santa yourself. Or simply sneak a gift under his pillow or put it beside him when he is sleeping.
The love of Santa: Celebrate the beautiful spirit of Christmas that rests on family bonding. Encourage your child to wrap gifts for family members, decorate the house and the Christmas Tree, enjoy a cake together and feel cosy as a family.
The stories of Santa: There are numerous stories of Christmas Papa coming on his sledge to distribute gifts to the poor, the needy, those who have done good deeds and even those who may have everything in life. Recite carols, narrate stories, and let your child imagine the miracles of a
good old funny man who symbolizes love and happiness.
The fun of being Santa: Playing Santa is loads of fun for a child. Dress him up as Christmas Papa and let him distribute sweets or gifts among the family, friends and to the children on the street. Let
him experience how it feels when you bring happiness to other people.
Keeping the hope alive with Santa: Just see the shine the name Santa brings in your child’s eyes. This shine is not because of the surprise gifts he’ll bring or because he is impressed by his cute bubbly personality. But because Santa is like a messenger of God for a child, for whom he waits to come down from the sky to tell him ‘God really loves you’.