“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.

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Becky Quinn
Becky Quinn
6 years ago

This is how I explain it to mine as well.

Ferne McAllister
Ferne McAllister
6 years ago

Love this. Thanks for sharing. I have two unique children, both of whom believe in Santa at this point. One is 19, and the other is 11. The 19 year old believes with his whole heart; the other is questioning. If I had it to do over, I would not have had my special needs kids have the myth, just because it is always so hard for them to figure things out. But until their bubbles burst, I have to admit it has been fun!

Megi Despo
Megi Despo
6 years ago

That is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. <3

TheChickenChick
TheChickenChick
7 years ago

Thank you, Vashti.

Vashti Q-Vega
Vashti Q-Vega
7 years ago

Hello Kathy! Wow! What a touching post. I could just imagine what it must be like to finally tell your child that there is no Santa (well, like they imagine there to be). I loved Martha's letter. Thank you for sharing it with us. Great post!

Vashti