If you go to my Tech Inventions and Websites page you will see a website I have discovered and really enjoy. It is called Life As Me. The article is written by that author and it does an excellent job at explaining how one can be Mormon (or any Christian for that matter) and still tell her child about Santa. I guess it is the belief that Santa is for the secular kids and Jesus is for the Christians and the two shall never meet.
However, Santa Claus is based on a Catholic Bishop, St. Nicholas. He was born in the third century and eventually became the Bishop of Myra. If you want to learn more about the real Saint Nicholas go here:
So because the real St. Nicholas was a follower of Christ, you can join the two together and help build the faith of your child. However, you can allow them to have the mythical Santa Claus as well. A little imagination never hurt anyone. In fact, Jesus is the one who gave us the wondrous gift of imagination, he gave us the land of dreams. He wouldn’t have done that if it wasn’t something he thought was important and necessary. Therefore to take away a child’s ability to marvel is downright cruel and inhumane!
I can prattle on forever but she makes a much better case than I. So go…..you’re still here? Go read her article already. LOL