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June 14th, 2013, 06:09 AM
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Do you believe in Santa in your home? DH and I were talking about this tonight. We are Pagan / Wicca and we do Xmas but not in the religious form and we don't know how we are going to do it yet. If you do, what age did they find out he was fake?
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June 14th, 2013, 07:06 AM
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We do him in our home. He's the spirit of giving and I'm trying to get the boys to call him Father Winter because he encompasses so much more during that time of year(we are Pagan too).

I found out truth at about 12, not sure when they will. I kinda hope even when they find out I'm signing the cards they still believe in his spirit.
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June 14th, 2013, 10:05 AM
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I don't remember when I realized he was not real. We want Drake to have a "Santa" because we both did but we have not made a tradition as of yet.
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June 14th, 2013, 01:29 PM
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I am not Pagan, but my husband and I both already agreed that Santa is not something we want our future children believing in. We would explain to them that he's a fictional character, such as Big Foot and the Tooth Fairy. DH and I both come from very strict Christian/Jewish homes and we know our standing with spirituality and our place on this beautiful planet without the extremes of what we grew up with. We love the holiday, and will figure out a way to celebrate it with our children, in fact DH and I do celebrate still with our families, just in a different way.
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June 24th, 2013, 08:51 PM
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I am not sure at what age I figured out my parents were Santa, but I remember as I grew older thinking I didn't want to have my child believe in one thing and then have them find out something else. So, DH and I are going to incorporate an idea about Santa being a "character within" that symbolizes giving to others and also that he is a resource used by our Heavenly Father to help celebrate and remember why we celebrate to begin with.

This way, when someone tries to tell our children Santa isn't real, they won't be faced with a shock and go through a period of hating Christmas like I did.
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June 27th, 2013, 05:18 PM
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I believed and I think we will have DS believe. But there lots of different ways to gently tell a child that he is not a physical person. We are Catholic (well my family, DH is not), and the emphasis is more on the religious aspect anyways.
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