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How to Answer the Question, “Is Santa Real?”

Parenting / December 14, 2016

As parents, we all know that one day we will get asked the dreaded question by our children, Is Santa real?”  How we answer this question, will be of great importance to your child and all the children on the school yard because you know once they know the truth, they will have to share it with their friends.

So, what do you say and how do answer it.  I came across this letter and thought it is the perfect way to answer the  question, “Is Santa real?”

You asked a really good question, “Is Santa Real” and “Are Mom and Dad really Santa?”  We know that you want to know the answer, and we have to give it careful thought to know just what to say.

The answer is no.  We are not Santa.  There is no one, single Santa.  

We are the people who fill your stocking and choose and wrap the presents under the tree – – just as our parents did for us, their parents did for them and you will do for your own children one day.

This could never make any of us Santa though. Santa is lots and lots of people who keep the spirit of Santa alive.  He lives in our hearts –not at the North Pole.  Santa is the magic and love and spirit of giving to others.  What he does is teach children to believe in something they can’t see and touch.  Throughout your life, you will need this capacity to believe:  in yourself, your family, your friends and in God.  You’ll need to believe in things you can’t measure or hold in your hands. 

With full hearts, people like Mommy and Daddy take our turns helping Santa do a job that would otherwise be impossible.  So no, we are not Santa.  Santa is love and magic and hope and happiness.  We are on his team, and now you are, too.

*Letter found on Pinterest

the sexy single mommy


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Ty Knighten
Ty Knighten knows a thing or two about relationships and dating. A single mom from Calif., Ty decided to turn her experiences in love and relationships into a blog. Written with plenty of sass, her mission is to help women empower themselves to realize love, success and confidence through her articles. She writes about dating and relationships from the perspective of a single mom but adds insights that will help women and men as they maneuver through the confusing world of dating and relationships. You can reach her on Twitter @UHeardMeRight, on Facebook at The Sexy Single Mommy or connect with her on Google+ and Instagram at chocoty.

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on December 16, 2016

I just watched “What Would You Do” last night and they were talking about this very thing. We had the infamous black Santa situation here and it’s amazing how people have forgotten the love of Christmas.

on December 16, 2016

Wow! I love this response. Only thing is it wont stop big mouthed kids from going to ruin it for all their little friends who are still believers…lol

on December 16, 2016

Thank you for this! I know this is question I will be answering soon for my girls and had no idea what I was going to say.

on December 18, 2016

This is so big in my household, I like be to keep the kids guessing

    on December 20, 2016

    It can be fun and keeps that innocence of childhood alive.

on December 18, 2016

I never told my daughter about Santa or lead her to believe he is real.. she is 10 and has always known Mommie works hard and if you are obedient and make good grades then I will provide for you. I don’t knock parents for telling their children Santa Claus is real but I didn’t do that

on December 18, 2016

I let my daughter believe in Santa. I feel like not letting them takes away some part of their innocence. If she asks I will tell her the truth, but for now, no. She’s 5.

on December 18, 2016

My kids knew upfront there was no Santa simply because we work too hard for our money to give credit to a white dude. My daughter told her whole kindergarten class there was no Santa and you would have thought she brought Satan to school.

on December 18, 2016

Great post! I remember asking my mother if she was santa (or maybe I told her I knew she was lol) because Santa had the same hand-writing as her lol

on December 18, 2016

I don’t have children so I’m not sure how I would answer, but i think this is an interesting/good way of answering the questions if asked.

on December 19, 2016

My kids knew at a very early age there was no such thing as Santa Claus and they were not phased. Christmas morning was just as fun and exciting for them.

on December 28, 2016

I found the same letter on Pinterest and saved it. My kids have asked about Santa and I tell them that they can choose to believe or not believe. Frankly, I enjoy the magic of Christmas and I do my best to keep that magic alive for my kids.

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