We don't do Santa Claus. The kids know who he is. They wave to him at the mall. They recognize the red suit, the white beard and his reindeer.
And it ends there.
When Nolan was little, John and I discussed whether or not we would hold up the charade of Santa, and we decided not to. We also don't believe in the Easter Bunny, the tooth fairy or leprechauns either.
As I looked around for some articles on this very subject, I came across a few that may be helpful to you in understanding why we are raising our family this way.
Here is what I found....
To Live is Christ: Why I don't believe in Santa...
Christian Parenting Daily: Do Christian Kids Believe in Santa
John Piper: How We See Christmas Symbols
22 Words: My Thoughts on Santa Claus: Who Cares?