"In our family, we have a special way of transitioning the kids from receiving from Santa, to becoming a Santa."

This Is Without A Doubt The Most Heartfelt Way To Tell Your Kids The Truth About Santa Claus

Telling your kids the truth about Santa is a moment any parent will dread. 


You run the risk of devastating your child, shattering their Christmas spirit, and their trust in you. Now of course, that’s a very farfetched possibility – but still a possibility nonetheless. Parents have always scrambled for ways to let their children in on the secret without breaking their hearts, and now, one mum’s method is being adopted across the globe because of it’s heartfelt message of generosity and growth.


Charity Hutchinson of British Columbia, mother of two young sons and carer of her two nephews, was told by one of her nephews that he no longer believes in Santa Claus.


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“I felt sad because he seemed disappointed telling me his news,” she said. “And in that moment I didn’t know what to say to him.”

Charity searched online for advice on what to do, and eventually stumbled upon a method she describes as “by far the best idea I’ve seen about telling your kids about Santa.”

The idea, which was posted anonymously, encourages parents to teach their children about becoming Santa Claus. It might sound confusing, but when you take a look at the reasoning it makes a whole lot of sense:



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I never imagined it would be so popular!” Hutchinson said. “I mean, it felt special when I read it and completely gave me goosebumps, but I didn’t realise it would go this far.”

According to The Huffington Post, the original anonymous post emerged in 2007 on an online forum. Since then, the post has popped up here and there, but it was Hutchinson’s post that turned the idea viral.

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Hutchinson was overjoyed when the method worked out with her eldest nephew: “His eyes lit right up! That excitement and joy returned to him and he couldn’t stop asking me questions! … Instantly I could see the wheels were turning and he started planning who his special target would be and what he would get them and how he’d pull it off.”

“It isn’t just a nice way to break the news to your kids, but it really teaches them about the true meaning of Christmas and how you should always give to others.”