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I love Christmas and always have. I remember being little and waiting for Santa to come. I was so excited for the all the fun in the morning and to see everyone get all their presents. We’d leave Santa cookies and his reindeer food and dream about their visit. I always felt that magic at Christmas and it really still feels the same. Even now as a parent. I get to be excited about seeing the magic in my girls.
We love to read books, go see Christmas lights and enjoy the Christmas season long before Christmas. This year we are doing something a little different with our eight year old. Her friends are all starting to talk about Santa so it’s time to have “the talk”.
We have totally fallen in love with this sweet new Christmas story that explains Santa. The book is called Love, Santa and it is written by Martha Brockenbrough and illustrated by Lee White. Perfectly put this book is a gentle way of getting through the turning point of how a child celebrates Christmas. Where they learn the truth about Santa and yet still not spoiling the magic of Christmas in any way. It almost amplifies the Christmas magic.I’ll be perfectly honest, I didn’t make it through the book without crying. It’s just a sweet story and reminds me of how my girls are just getting older. Even better is how fun and interactive the book is. The story is about a little girl who writes to Santa every year.
The girl writes to Santa to ask about the North Pole, Mrs. Claus, and of course all the Christmas goodies. Year after year, Santa writes back, and a heartwarming relationship develops. Then one year the girl writes to her mother instead: Mom, are you Santa?
She learns that Santa is bigger than any one person — we bring him out through kindness to one another and the power of imagination. This transformative tale spins a universal childhood experience into a story about love, giving, and the spirit of Christmas. This is a book I’ll never forget reading with my daughter and I’m so glad I got to share that moment with her.
Learn more about the book on Scholastic.com