Christmas is fast approaching. Many families practice different traditions in making this day memorable and special.

…some other cultures hang on Christmas Eve so that Santa Claus can fill it with small toys, candy, fruit, coins, or other small gifts when he arrives. These small items are often referred to as stocking stuffer or stocking fillers. In some Christmas stories, the contents of the Christmas Stocking are the only toys the child receives at Christmas from Santa Claus. Originally, children simply used one of their everyday socks, but eventually special Christmas stockings were created for this purpose. – Wikipedia

Inspired by Rachel’s blog entry Santa’s Meme. Reading this reminded me of the socks I used to hang by our window during Christmas Eve. Well, I’ve always believed that Santa Claus was real. My Christmas Eve was never complete without it. I was convinced that Santa Claus never failed to come home with his gifts. That the toys I had received were all from him. I even remember my mom telling me that I should write to him in advance and tell him my wishes. But in one condition, I should go to sleep early so that I’ll be able to get up at exactly 12 midnight, which I did… Since I’ve been a good girl and followed what I’ve been told to do, all the toys that I had wished for were there. There was even a letter from Santa kept in my sock that reads “you’ve been a good girl” sort of thing…

Until one Christmas Eve when I pretended I was sleeping. There, I saw my mom put something inside my sock and kept some toys underneath our tree. But I never questioned/asked her about it. I didn’t stop doing it until my mom told me…

“You’re a grown up now. Santa Claus will only give you a pack of coal”. I just laughed about it…

I don’t see any reason why we should break that practice. In fact, I would like to do the same thing with my daughter as how my mom made me believe that Santa Claus really exists.

What about you? Ever seen Santa Claus delivered gifts to your house?

Mitch Carvalho

A full-time home-based Marketing Manager by day, 24/7 Mom, and a Blogger at any time. I’m 43 and proud. Mom of Derelle & Erchelle, sharing my adventures as I walk through motherhood and having to do most things on my own while my Indian national husband works miles away from home.