Is there really a Santa Claus? In my heart of hearts, my answer is still yes. There is a spirit, an energy, an air of magic, kindness, and giving that ripples its way through the Christmas season. This is Santa Claus. As a child, the Santa Magic ran strong in my house. My parents always had answers to the trickiest questions helping me build my strong belief in Santa Claus and all that he stands for. So how do you answer those tricky questions? Here’s a little information on Santa to help you out.
Why are there so many Santas?
There really are SO. Many. Santas. When I was little, all of the people ringing bells for the Salvation Army used to dress as Santas too! The thing is, Santa needs help. Yes, he is magical. But with so many children wanting to see him, he has to get some help. Here’s the thing though: you never know which one is the real one. He doesn’t just stay at the North Pole from Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. He’s out and about checking that list.
What happens when there isn’t a chimney at a house?
Maybe you didn’t know this, but Santa always carries a magical key. It’s similar to what a locksmith has to help when you get locked out of your house, only a little more advanced. In the blink of an eye, Santa can open a door to quickly deliver gifts. In other words, no chimney? No problem.
If Santa can deliver toys, why do so many people donate toys at Christmas?
It’s true that Santa brings toys, but sometimes families want to be able to give their children gifts too. We should always donate toys to help families during the holidays if we’re able to. When you donate toys, it lets parents who might not be able to afford gifts, give their kids something special for Christmas. I’ve also heard that some of the toy donations go to help Santa out. There are a lot of kids out there, and when we donate toys, Santa can pass them on to the kids who need them most.
Why do all of the elves look the same? (Elf on the Shelf)
I’ve thought about this question quite a lot lately and I think I have finally figured it out. The elves all look the same until their magic kicks in. We all know that they stay put during the day, watching and listening. At night, they zip away to the North Pole to check in and give a little report on how you’re doing. This is when they really come to life and their faces change just a little. Elves also just happen to look a lot alike.
Why does Santa leave big toys or more toys in some houses and not as many at the others?
This is one of the hardest questions and to be honest I don’t really have the answer. (Sometimes not having an answer is ok.) I think it’s because Santa brings what he thinks is the best fit for each family and house. I know some people think that the nicer you are, the more he can bring, so maybe that’s it. I’ve wondered if in some of those families who get a lot, if the parents help out a little bit, but I just don’t know.
Does Santa wrap gifts?
This question is one that some kids ask, but SO many grown ups ask. It depends on the family. In my family, Santa does NOT wrap presents. No way. When I was a kid, on Christmas morning, whatever gifts Santa had left were always out of their packaging, put together, and ready to go. It always looked like a display at a toy store. Santa leaves toys the same way for my boys now.
In SOME families, Santa leaves gifts wrapped in a very special North Pole quality wrapping paper. All I can say is, wrapping those presents must take Santa and his elves a long time.
Is there a Santa Claus?
Like I said when I started, I believe in Santa Claus. I believe in the magic, the kindness, and the spirit of the season. Besides, Santa still fills my stocking. If I don’t believe, he won’t come visit me anymore.