How hard should you try to keep your children believing in Father Christmas?

Christmas is a magical time for children, but also for you as a parent. It is a time when you can share so many special moments and create some memories that you will never forget. Ones that will last a lifetime for your children.

You can make the build up to Christmas very exciting by talking about Father Christmas and whether he will come and visit your child. Then you can do the ultimate for him on Christmas morning. You can allow him to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus as he leaves your home. How can you do this?

It is quite simple, but you will need the assistance and complicity of your partner. Get yourself prepared the night before, then on Christmas morning when your child is near the Christmas tree, get your partner to distract your child, while you slip quietly outside. Of course you need to be dressed in your Santa outfit and black boots.

Then once outside, run across the lawn in your outfit, or if you are in an apartment, across the hallway. Get your partner to tell your child that Father Christmas is in the garden and must be late with his rounds of visiting children. While your child catches a glimpse of Santa, you disappear round the side of the house, and slip in the back door, and join your child and partner in the ‘amazement’ of having just seen Father Christmas.

Make believe keeps the magic in your son or daughter’s childhood. They will grow up soon enough.




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