Originally posted on ESSENCE.com
Moms everywhere know how to make the holidays magical. Whether it’s passing down family traditions, blending together cultural practices or celebrating the true meaning of the season, women are making their own family rules for the holidays. One thing that still remains up for debate is whether or not kids should be taught to believe in Santa Claus. Some mothers are totally fine with using the moniker of Santa Claus to uphold the magic of Christmas nostalgia, while others want their children to know that the gifts under the family tree come from mom and dad, not a fictional character. We asked moms of all ages to weigh in on the matter, and here’s what they had to say.