It’s Christmas, and the time of year when people think about what they’re going to tell their children about Santa. I shared recently about my struggles with what the holiday will mean to our family, and since then have been doing a lot of reading. So, today’s Saturday Surf will highlight some of the most interesting things I’ve found on teaching children about the holidays.
- What We Tell Our Kids About Santa – Mark Driscoll for the Washington Post’s On Faith blog. It has a nice background on the evolution of the myth.
- Which Truth About Santa? – a Motherload guest post about how Santa is pushed by the child’s teacher.
- It’s Silly But I Believe – another Motherload guest post, this time from a mother who goes to lengths to get her son to keep believing.
- The Magic of Christmas – an article on Mothering about the magic even in a family that doesn’t “do” Santa.
- The Science of Santa – A North Carolina team of scholars takes a look at the aerodynamic and thermodynamic challenges of delivering toys, sorting out the naughty/nice list and handling the heat from all those chimneys.
And this video about mysterious letters to Santa at an apartment on W. 22nd is just really neat.
Finally, a Christmas Etsy line up — it’s never to early to plan for next year!1. Winter Snowflake Garland 2. Organic Fabric Gift Wrap 3. Happy Holidays Ribbon by Paloma’s Nest 4. Christmas Wreath 5. Holly Leaves Felt Table Runner 6. Vintage Ephemera Shabby Chic Holiday Decoration 7. Snowy Reindeer – Gift Tag Set 8. Grinch Wood Letters 9. Build a Snowman Family Magnets
See more of my favorite things on Etsy here.