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Love, Santa: A book for sharing the beautiful truth about Santa
Love, Santa: A book for sharing the beautiful truth about Santa #LoveSantaBook
Since the birth of my first child, seeing Santa every year has been our family tradition. In fact, we see the exact same Santa year and we take video to combine showing how the kids have grown year after year. I love this tradition and I love the entire Christmas season. I love everything about the holidays. We hope that you enjoy this Love, Santa: A book for sharing the beautiful truth about Santa #LoveSantaBook post.
As a parent, one of the most bittersweet things so far for me has been two of out three of my children discovering the truth about Santa. My youngest is still on the fence but mostly knows the truth but I will keep silent until she brings it up first. I love the magic of Christmas and indeed the entire holiday season. A large part of that is because of Santa. I grew up with the same beliefs and saw him every year so I loved sharing that very same tradition with my kids.
However, it never occurred to me that one day they would no longer believe. I wanted to cry at first. Seriously. I don't want them growing up. Then I got myself together, talked my husband and we figured out how to handle it together. What we really needed was a book like Love, Santa.
Author Martha Brockenbrough shares a series of letters in which a young girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course, Christmas goodies. Each year Santa writes back and they develop a relationship. This heartwarming relationship goes on until one year, the girl writes to her mother instead: Mom, are you Santa? Her mother responds to say that no, she is not Santa. Because Santa is bigger than any one person — we bring him out through kindness to one another and the power of imagination. This transformative tale spins a universal childhood experience into a story about love, giving, and the spirit of Christmas.
Martha Brockenbrough photographer credit: Emerald England
Love, Santa is a book for parents that helps you explain the meaning of Santa to your child. The book takes you through the turning point of how a children celebrate Christmas and does it in a truthful yet gentle way. With beautiful illustrations by Lee White, the beautiful artwork includes interactive letters that you can take out and read. Love, Santa is in stores now at around $17.99 and perfect for parents with kids ages 6-11 to tell the beautiful truth about Santa. We hope that you enjoyed this Love, Santa: A book for sharing the beautiful truth about Santa #LoveSantaBook post.