Many parents love to see the joy and excitement that Santa can bring to their child. For many people, their childhood memories of Santa Claus are the best Christmas memories they have. Keeping your child believing in Santa, however, can be a daunting task. Children are smart these days, and some of the old Santa tricks just don’t get by them anymore.

Every family may have slightly different Christmas traditions with regards to Santa Claus. There are some very easy things any person can do that will keep the belief in Santa at an all time high. The following top 5 techniques will keep your child believing in the magic and wonderment of Santa Claus and have been known to produce amazing results.

1) Have your child write a Santa Letter. This can be a simple letter that your child can write to Santa. It can even be a list of gifts the child desires for Christmas. Mail it to the North Pole. (Click here for the proper North Pole shipping address)

2) Have your child receive a letter from Santa. This letter can even have your child’s name and certain information about your child directly mentioned in the text. A personalized letter from Santa would be even better. (Make these letters from Santa different for each child in the same household.) “As a parent, this one has single handedly restored my son’s belief! The look of shock and amazement on his face when he got an ‘authentic letter from Santa’ quickly abolished any doubt he previously had about Santa Claus.” This technique is a sure fire method. A great website that offers Personalized Santa Letters as an inexpensive service is:

You can even add a certificate for being on Santa’s “Nice List” along with the Santa Letter for added effect.

3) Have your child leave milk and cookies out for Santa on Christmas Eve. This is simple enough to do with your child. It lets your child know YOU still believe, too. Santa’s favorite cookie recipe is Chocolate Chip. Don’t forget to leave some crumbs on the table Christmas morning.

4) On Christmas Eve, have your child sprinkle reindeer food on the lawn. Use something believable and environmentally friendly, such as oats or granola. This will have your child believing in Rudolph and the other reindeer as well.

5) A month after Christmas, send your child a postcard from Santa on vacation. This not only keeps your child believing, but reminds your child that Santa is in their hearts all year long. Be sure to make the postcard from somewhere very warm and sunny. After all, Santa does need a break from all that North Pole snow.

Parents that have extremely intelligent kids or kids that are getting slightly older will genuinely need to utilize all 5 techniques mentioned above to keep their child believing in Santa Claus. These techniques will assure your child is one of the millions of children that believe wholeheartedly in Santa Claus… one of the millions of children that write Santa Letters each and every holiday season.

Author: Alex Russell