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Month: December 2014

Why I’m Fine with the Fact That My Son Believes in Santa Claus

My son is currently seven years old, and he believes in Santa Claus, and I’m fine with that. Some people don’t want their kids to believe in Santa Claus, and I think that’s okay, too. I think it’s a matter of personal preference. But here are some of the reasons why I think it’s okay for my son to believe in Santa Claus.

1. Santa Claus is based on a real, historical person

The idea of Santa Claus is based on the historical person of Saint Nicholas, a Greek Bishop of Myra (Demre, part of modern-day Turkey), who lived from 270-343 AD, and had a reputation for secret gift-giving. And I love the fact that today, almost 1,700 years after Nicholas’ death, we have the idea of Santa Claus because one man made a difference in his community.

Saint Nicholas
Saint Nicholas

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