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.