I’m asking my weekly questions this month as a way for us to reflect on our year 2017 and to spread the joy of Christmas. I look forward to your responses.

Question: Did You Believe in Santa Claus When You Were a Child?

My response: Yes, I did up until I was maybe 7 or 8. My parents made sure my sisters and I went to bed before mid-night because “that’s when Santa came”. I was actually afraid of Santa, or at leastΒ the man who dressed as Santa. Haha. We didn’t have a Christmas tree back then, so “Santa” placed the presents on top the headboard where myΒ  sisters and I slept—such warm memories.

How about you?

Comment below and share your thoughts.

Thank you for reading.

Smile! Life is better when you’re laughing.

Love, Candace

24 thoughts on “Did You Believe in Santa Claus When You Were a Child?”

  1. Although we don’t celebrate Christmas, I guess i was too practical as a child to believe in Santa πŸ˜› If I were to be introduced to the idea now, I’d happily believe it πŸ˜› I age backwards πŸ˜›

    1. Haha… Yes Jiji, Santa is realllll πŸ˜‰
      You need to write him a letter with your Christmas wishes and mail it to the north pole. Once you’ve been nice all year, you’ll get what you asked for. Then on Christmas-eve night, you have to leave him some milk and cookies and go to bed. When you wake up, viola! He will leave your presents and take a bite off the cookies πŸ˜›

  2. Nope, never, not once, not at all.

    I was the type of child who believed there had to be an explanation for everything. But I noticed it seemed to put everyone in a bad mood whenever I tried to figure out the concept of “Santa”, I just pretended as though I did. πŸ™

  3. You mean he isn’t real??? I’m crushed!! πŸ˜‰ hahahaha Sorry, I had to. haha Yes, I did believe in Santa. I’m a dreamer. I’ve always believed that fantasy can be reality… anything is possible. Because of that, I think I believed longer than any of my friends did. I was probably about 8 or 9 years old when I finally gave in and stopped believing in Santa, although I had known for a couple of years at that point that he wasn’t real. I was stubborn and convinced myself to keep believing. Every year, my family drew names out of a hat, and the name you drew was the person you bought a present for, then we opened those presents on Christmas Eve. Christmas morning, we had our stockings full of small presents and candy/snacks, then Santa brought a present or two. In addition to that, there was one more present under the tree for each of my brothers and me from my parents. Just typing this, I am remembering how fortunate my brothers and I were. I think I was probably 7 or 8 years old when I realized that my dad’s handwriting and Santa’s handwriting were the same. haha That’s when I started to learn the truth.

      1. Far too often nowadays, kids are forced to grow up too fast. They don’t get a chance to really just enjoy being kids. If you introduce them to Santa at a young age and share your happiest Christmas memories with your kids one day, I have no doubt you can make them believe in Santa. It really is fun, and it allows them to just enjoy the innocence of childhood. They will have lots of wonderful memories of Christmas and the magic of Santa to share with their own kids one day. πŸ™‚

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