Well Sere, If you want to start your childrens life out by you ,their mother lying to them. that is your choice.
One of the 10 commandments 'THOU SHALL NOT LIE' DID YOUR CHILDREN GO OUT FOR HALLOWEEN???
Imho,as long as we explain to our children the real meaning of Christmas,I see no harm.
Children play make believe all the time.
Eventually,they realize who "santa" is.
Just like they know that superman was not a real person.
My children never felt bad towards me for telling them that santa was coming.
They do the same with their children.
They know the real meaning.
They are in the church Christmas plays and enjoy them.
They learn from them also.
I love to see their big eyes filled with wonder on Christmas morning.
Christmas was one of the most happiest times in my childhood.
We were poor,but that didn't matter to us.
Getting that stocking(sock) with nuts and fruit was the best thing ever to me.
That's the first thing we would hit when we got up.
That was the only time we got anything like that.
My mother alway's made sure we knew the real meaning of Christmas.
We would alway's go to Columbus to see the Nativity scene and listen to the Christmas music.
Even before the Lord saved me,the nativity scene brought tears to my eyes.
It's a wonderful time for families to gather together to celebrate the Lords birth.
I will say that it has gotten out of hand as far as the stores are concerned.
It is too commercialized.
Children get too much this day and time.
I wish it was like it was when I was a child.
If it's wrong of me to feel this way,then I believe that the Lord would let me know.
I think that the intent of the heart is what makes it wrong or right.
God know's our hearts.