With the holiday season coming, the malls will soon be offering pictures with Santa. But what if your children are skeptical? The good news is that there are things that you can do to keep the magic of Santa alive in your children. Below are some tips that you can use.
How to Keep the Magic of Santa Before Christmas
Before Christmas Day, you can have children believing that Santa exists with a few choices.
Download Apps to Keep the Magic of Santa
There are a lot of apps that you can use to help them keep believing, from calling Santa on the phone to your children being able to send him an email to which he will respond. You also can download a Santa tracker app, which will come in handy on Christmas Eve.
Use the Elf on the Shelf
The Elf on the Shelf has been very popular popular tradition for over a decade, and it’s helped many children to keep on believing.
Be Excited About Santa
Do you want to take your child to go and see Santa at one of the malls? Make sure that you are excited about doing it. Otherwise, they might realize that Santa doesn’t exist.
Be Careful About What You Say
Kids are always listening. So, you want to make sure that you are careful about what you are saying when your kids are around. Otherwise, they may pick up on the fact that Santa isn’t real, and the magic of Christmas could be gone.
Change Your Handwriting
When you are putting your children’s names on their packages, make sure that you are making your handwriting different.
How to Keep the Magic of Santa on Christmas Eve
Now is the time to bring out your phone and track Santa with that Santa tracker app that you downloaded. This way, your little ones can watch Santa’s progress on his way to your home and know when it’s time to go to bed.
Watch Santa Centric Movies
This is something that you can do in the weeks leading up to Christmas too. But one of the best movies to watch on Christmas Eve is The Polar Express. It’s such a fun movie for both kids and adults and it’s a magical movie that gets everyone believing!
Don’t Forget to Leave Out Treats for Santa
Cookies and milk are the popular options for leaving treats for Santa. But anything that you have in the house is okay. If it’s something different. Santa isn’t going to mind. If it’s anything that The Santa Claus taught us, it’s that not all Santas are created equal. And don’t forget a treat for the reindeer!
How to Keep the Magic of Santa on Christmas Day
Create Santa Claus Footprints to Keep the Magic of Santa
What is more magical than making your children see evidence that Santa was there besides the gifts that he left behind? Footprints can be created from fake snow, glitter, flour, or use paint to make boot prints. Use these for leading to where the gifts have been left. Or, if you have a fireplace, use that.
Make Sure the Treats are Gone
No matter what is left for Santa, if it’s gone, they are going to believe that he was there. Leave a few crumbs and even a stub of carrot if there were carrots left for their reindeer.
These are some of the things that you can do to help keep the magic of Santa alive. We hope that you have a very happy holiday season and that your children believe as long as possible.