How Can You Make Your Child Believe Santa is Real?
- Make sure that your child writes a letter to Santa, and make sure to include a return address
- Believe in Santa Claus yourself – if you don’t, your child will be able to tell
- Put up a Christmas tree and decorations to get your child in the holiday spirit
- Act surprised when your child shows you their letter from Santa
- Reassure them that Santa is real and that he will bring them presents on Christmas
Christmas is just around the corner, and it’s the most wonderful time of year for children and adults alike. The thing is, our kids seem to be growing up so fast, and it feels like they stop believing in Santa Clause earlier and earlier. So, how can you help prove Santa’s existence?
To convince your child that Santa is real, you can play postman with letters to and from the jolly old man, you can sprinkle “reindeer dust” to help Santa find you, and you can even jingle bells outside on Christmas Eve to make your kids feel like he’s right there.
There is so much you can do, and this guide is here to help you keep the Christmas magic alive for another year (and many more to come).
How to Convince Your Child That Letter From Santa Is Real
If you want to convince your child that their letter from Santa is REAL, there are a few things you can do.
The first is to play postman and take the letters your children want to deliver to Santa and tell them you’re taking them to a SPECIAL post office.
Let your child write their letter and make it as detailed as possible, have the envelope addressed to Father Christmas, and then we can write Santa’s response from the North Pole.
The best kind of response comes from the man himself, and this is where you can pick up a special letter at Letter from Santa. These realistic letters look as though they ACTUALLY come from Santa Claus, and you can customize them however you like.
We even ensure the letters are delivered to your home via post so that it will appear in the mailbox addressed to your child and ready for them to open. It adds AUTHENTICITY to the concept.
Pro Tip: Get some glitter and give it to them in a little tube labeled “reindeer dust”. It’s a great way to add a little more magic, and it can revitalize the festive spirit.
You can even take things up a notch by purchasing a FULLY customized video message from Santa, which is sure to make your child feel really special.
How Can You Convince Your Child That Santa Clause Exists?
The letter is an important part of the process, but there is more you can do to reignite the festive magic and get your child excited for Santa to come down the chimney.
Here are some top tips that you can get involved in so that when you tell your children Santa is real, they are going to believe it.
Embrace the Christmas Season
One of the BEST ways to make your child believe that Santa is real is by getting into the Christmas spirit yourself.
Start decorating the house TOGETHER, listen to Christmas music, make gingerbread houses, and get involved in all the festive activities that you can.
Make sure you watch all the CLASSIC Christmas movies as well – Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol (including the Muppets version), and Elf are some of the best ones to get your kids excited.
Pro Tip: The more you embrace the season, the more your child will too. We often forget that Christmas can be just as fun for adults as it is for kids (they don’t have to have all the fun).
Invest in Elf on the Shelf (It Works)
Is Santa real? Your kids won’t be asking when they discover this Elf.
If you haven’t heard of Elf on the Shelf, it’s a tradition whereby an elf comes to visit your house in the run-up to Christmas, and it’s a GREAT way to get your kids excited about the festive season.
Your child will love finding their elf in DIFFERENT places around the house each day, and it’s a fun way to get them involved in the Christmas build-up.
Parents can have a lot of fun with this QUIRKY elf as it gets up to mischief, and since it reports bad behavior and your child’s accomplishments to Santa, it’s a great way to ensure the kids are on their best behavior.
Pro Tip: You can even buy an Elf on the Shelf kit that comes with a book, so you can read the story to your kids before they start their own Elf on the Shelf tradition.
Don’t Take the Kids Christmas Shopping with You
One of the WORST things you can do if you want your kids to believe in Santa is to take them Christmas shopping with you.
When they see you buying presents, it can be a REAL dampener on the festive season and make them feel like Santa isn’t real. Even if you say that you’re wrapping them on his behalf, it really spoils the magic.
Pro Tip: Try and buy all the presents online or when the kids are in bed/busy, so they don’t see you buying the presents. You could even wrap them up and put them under the tree ahead of time.
Embrace Christmas Traditions
Another great way to make your kids BELIEVE in Santa is by getting involved in some Christmas traditions.
You could BAKE cookies for Santa on Christmas Eve, leave a carrot out for Rudolph, and read classic stories like The Night Before Christmas on Christmas Eve BEFORE bed.
One of our favorite traditions is shaking jingle bells OUTSIDE their bedroom window on Christmas Eve and leaving snowy footprints in the hallway using icing sugar.
Our biggest tip? Always make sure the cookies and milk for Santa have been EATEN by Christmas morning, and the glass of milk is empty. Leave some crumbs to make it REALISTIC, and leave the top of Rudolph’s carrot to look like he had a snack.
These are all great ways to get your kids EXCITED about Christmas and make them believe that Santa is real.
Try Out the Santa Tracker
One of the COOLEST things about Christmas these days is the fact that you can track Santa’s whereabouts on Christmas Eve.
There are TONS of different Santa trackers available online, and most of them are free to use.
One of our favorites is the Official NORAD Santa Tracker, which uses Google Earth to show you exactly where Santa is and how many presents he’s delivered.
Your kids will LOVE following his progress on Christmas Eve, and it’s a great way to get them excited about Santa coming to their house.
Pro Tip: Set an alarm for when Santa is due to arrive at your house, and make sure your kids are in bed before he gets there. That way, they can hear him coming down the chimney, and you can implement a little magic.
Use the NASA Space Station to Your Advantage
If you want to really CONVINCE your kids that Santa is real, then you need to get creative.
One of our favorite things to do is tell our kids that the International Space Station is Santa’s SLEIGH on Christmas Eve.
Check when the International Space Station will be visible in your area on Christmas Eve, and ensure you’re outside to see it. It’s an AMAZING sight; your kids will be convinced that Santa is real.
They can TRACK its progress across the sky on Christmas Eve; you can’t miss it since it is the third brightest object in the sky.
There you have it, our top tips for convincing your kids that Santa is real. With a little bit of creativity and effort, you can make this Christmas the best one yet for your kids.
A letter from Santa is one of the best things you can do, and using our services for one that looks and feels authentic (and is delivered to your door) is the perfect way to bring the magic back with a response to your child’s letter.
We hope these tips have helped and that you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.