|It's such a huge part of my life and our winter season....I cannot imagine NOT giving my kids that gift.|
if there were no reindeer to put food outside for there would be no bundleing up in coats oever Pjs and all teh kids, evewn the big ones getting carried outside to look at the lights and talk about where to put the food. there would be no rushing outside in morning, draging a "resisting" grandpa to see if the food got ate.
If there was no santa to leave cookie for there would be no cuddling aroudn the fireplace to read story before bed in our new PJs and no looking at the santa plate int eh china cabnet all year waiting to get it out. ther ewould be no thank you note the next moring to run to.
and so on
JMO -- but all the fun of santa and the reindeer make it a lot more about taking care of others, and about the excitement of the traditons and LESS about what is piled up under the tree -- all the kids in our family have run to check on the reindeer food, or the cookies, long before looking to see how much stuff was piled under the tree. the days befroe, espocially all Eve is spent getting ready for company -- santa and the deer incudled -- not wondering what gifts you will get. Leaving cookies, or the PB and J sandwich my DN wanted to leave out "cuz even Santa must get tired of cookies all the time" or remembering the reindeer too -- it is all about thinking about others, not yourself.