How did your parents make Santa real for you?
November 21, 2011 10:24 AM Subscribe
How did your parents make Santa Claus real for you?
posted by Jaybo to society & culture (53 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
As the parent of a four-going-on-five year old, I'd like to do a few extra things to make Santa seem "real" to him beyond having crumbs left on the cookie plate we leave out or the late-night sound of jingle bells ringing through the house. (We've also got "write him a letter" and "track Santa on NORAD" covered.)
One co-worker told me that her husband spray-painted red "landing strips" onto the snow on their front yard and she put sprinkles of "Santa powder" around their chimney for the kids to find on Christmas morning.
Someone else suggested that in addition to cookies, leaving a carrot for the reindeer that ends up with a few bites out of it is a good idea.
Any other tips for other things you do or have heard about to make Santa seem more real on the big day?