Santa has been with us for hundreds of years, but has not one extra wrinkle on his face.
He loves kids and loves his reindeer, which makes him special. He’s industrious. There at the North Pole, it is said that he and his elves work tirelessly to fulfill children’s Christmas wishes.
Santa Claus symbolizes the holiday season like nothing else. The Christmas tree is a symbol of the season, but Santa Claus personifies the season in a way that trees cannot.
His image is not related to any church or country, so he can cross cultural and religious lines. It places him in a unique position for the entire season rather than for Christmas alone.
He’s not just for kids. Adults enjoy his red-suited presence in stores, and his image on Christmas cards and in decorations. His is a sweet, loving image in a world where those qualities are sometimes hard to find.
Christmas grouches say the Santa is a lie that should not be told to children. But young ones add a few years of knowledge and intuition, they know the gifts are from Mom and Dad.
At this point, wise parents explain that Santa symbolizes the spirit of good will and giving at holiday time.
If history is a reliable predictor, Santa will be alive for centuries to come.