6 Tips to Make Your Child Believe in Santa Claus
More and more children these days are abandoning their belief in Santa Claus at a very young age and many parents don’t encourage them to believe in Santa in the right way either. Here are a few ways in which you can make your child believe in Santa Claus and keep the magic of Christmas alive.
1. Narrate your own childhood Santa experience
If you see your children’s belief in Santa faltering, start narrating your own Santa experiences from childhood. Tell your kids how you received the best gifts of your life on Christmas from Santa. Talk about how you wished for something with a true heart and it was fulfilled. Narrate instances of having fun while making a decorative sock for Santa and singing carols to invite Santa to come to your house. All these things will inspire your own children to believe in Santa more than ever before.
2. Tell your children Santa Claus stories
One of the quickest ways you can make your children affirm their belief in Santa Claus is by telling them make-believe stories. Make up a story about how Santa arrives on his reindeer in a magical way when all the kids in town are sleeping or how Santa changes the life of one poor child every year. Create fictional characters in your story so that your children find it believable.
3. Build up the atmosphere
On Christmas eve, put all your effort into creating an atmosphere full of anticipation and suspense for Santa to arrive. Ask your kids to be quiet so that they don’t miss hearing Santa’s footsteps. Get them to ready Santa’s milk and cookies and set them on a lovely plate. Get your children to sprinkle reindeer food in your garden as way to get Santa to come to your home first. Put on Christmas music telling your kids that Santa can actually hear all of this.