“Mom, How Can Santa Be Real?” The Truth About Santa

My 8 year old daughter has begun asking questions about Santa’s existence.  On the way home from piano lessons tonight, she asked, “Mom, how can Santa be real.” I know it won’t be long before I’m going to have to give her straight answers to the Santa questions.

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In poking around online trying to get some ideas from other parents about how they have handled this sensitive subject, I found a letter written by Martha Brockenbrough to her daughter Lucy, which answers the Santa question so beautifully that I cannot imagine any other way to tell my daughters the truth. With this letter as a parenting tool, I feel they will be given a gift that will help them keep the magic of Santa in their hearts forever regardless of the season.

This is the actual letter I will give my daughters when they are ready with much gratitude to Martha Brockenbrough.

Rachel Divider

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TheChickenChick
TheChickenChick
7 years ago

I feel the same way, Jenifer.

Jenifer Rousseau Lawyer
Jenifer Rousseau Lawyer
7 years ago

My 8 year old Sophia is starting to question a bit too….her innocence is prolonging the questions for this year I think, but her eyes say otherwise 🙂 That letter puts a tear in my eye. So few years to truly "believe"..Pulling out all stops this year to try to make it to age 9 😉

TheChickenChick
TheChickenChick
7 years ago

Thanks Kathy. Such inspired parenting by Martha.

missmelinda
missmelinda
7 years ago

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful letter. Merry Christmas!

Kathy Tedford
Kathy Tedford
7 years ago

very nice

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