Writing a letter to Santa can be a wonderful childhood memory. It can also grow into a daunting list of expectations that could send any parent into a panic.
That’s why we have created a template for your child to follow. It allows for you to talk about who might be alone this year at Christmas, and to tell Santa not to forget them. By talking about other people and asking Santa not to forget them, we help our children to take the focus off of themselves and on the needs of others. Which, after all, is the true spirit of Christmas.
Here at the Legend of Christmas we believe that St. Nicholas (aka Santa Claus) lived his life following Jesus in every way he knew how. Why not let him know what your family is also doing to follow Jesus this Christmas.
Whether it is giving a neighbor a secret gift (Matthew 3:6 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.”)or visiting someone who is sick or in prison. These are just a couple of ways we can be like the real St. Nicholas, and follow Jesus.
But of course, no letter would be complete without a couple Christmas wishes.
Don’t let the list be long. Limit it to just two. That doesn’t mean you are limiting yourself buying just two gifts, but it does help your child really think about what they want the most.