Write a letter to Santa
Lots of parents wonder if it’s a good idea to lie to their children about Santa Claus. “Making them believe in Santa is much more than telling a white lie,” says Parent. “Santa Claus, his elves, the reindeer, and everything that goes along with the Christmas story is part of the fantasy that feeds children’s imaginations.” So don’t miss out on the joy of writing letters to Santa with your kids. Especially because, thanks to the elves at Canada Post, Santa answers all the letters he receives—as long as you mail them by December 16 and include your return address on the envelope. Send your letters to: Santa Claus, North Pole, H0H 0H0, Canada
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“Believing in Santa Claus has only positive effects,” says Serge Larivée, a professor in the Department of Psychoeducation at the University of Montreal. “Children typically figure out for themselves, from their experiences and observations, that Santa can’t possibly exist. So the legend of Santa Claus helps develop their critical thinking skills.”