Seeing our family does not celebrate our Christmas season with Santa, I was surprised to find these children playing a game at breakfast this morning. They placed red stickers on their noses to be Rudolphs, to pull Santa and his sleigh. I was cracking up! Never a dull moment.
We do teach our children about St. Nicholas and his part of history, but we do not play the Santa game. We do not want to take that attention away from the baby Jesus.
We do give our children each three gifts, reflecting the three Wiseman bringing baby Jesus three gifts. We attempt one gift to be a fun thing, another be something they wear or need physically, and a third be educational.
As our family grows, each year has changes. This year our children drew a sibling’s name out of a hat, and are being a “secret sibling giver”. They are excited, but haven’t been great with the secret part! LOL