Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Why I still 'BELIEVE" in Santa Claus

I grew up in a household of "believers".

Me and my sibs were fortunate to have eager and well-meaning parents who raised us believing in Santa. 
I can still recall Santa's gifts to me particularly my most favorite - my "Day and Night Barbie doll"...

Still have this little beauty

.....and remember the huge Voltron Robot my brother got!

This robot brings back memories of Keith - sigh!

 Yes, we wrote our letters..

we got our wishes...


and we eventually discovered THE CABINET where "all the magic happens"...

 But despite all the skeptics I've encountered throughout my life, and of course, the "disappointment" I felt when I discovered the "magic Cabinet", I was determined to make my kids believe.. 
WHY you ask?

This is WHY...

"I can't believe it, I can't believe it!"


The happiness and genuine delight in discovering something on Christmas morning is just an awesome feeling! Imagine, a big old man in a red suit, took the time and effort to fly half-way across the globe just to bring you presents!!!!
 It was not about the present at all ( most of the time), it was about the the thought of someone magical giving it to me!!!

Just look at him!
I still feel the giddiness I felt when I was little whenever I see my kids face light up on Christmas morning when they see the milk glass emptied, the cookies gone and the presents there- 
 that to me is where the real magic is!

We all believe in something that is beyond what we understand - be it GOD, Allah, or the Universe. And though we may not see these beings, we know they are there. And though I do not worship Santa, the magic he brings every Christmas is very special to me, as a "believer".

My kids have asked me all sorts of question about how things are made possible in one night. Especially my older one, he always wonders about how Santa does "his thing". 
And that wonder is what makes him write to Santa year in and year out, challenging him with weird requests (saber tooth tiger skull last year and for this year,  video games not yet released!), so that he may continue believing.

And you know what, even if he doesn't get his weird requests sometimes,  he is the one who manages to answer the questions for us! Simply Amazing! That is because I can feel, he wants to believe and continue believing in this great man!

So to all you "Smart ones" out there who still keep on insisting that SANTA IS NOT REAL, and who keep trying to convince us believers that "you know better".  Well, I say to you - heckle us all you want,  cajole us into Not believing all you want, but in end, you will not succeed!

Because SANTA CLAUS is not just a person to us,  he is the epitome of the magic and wonder of the Christmas season, and that to me, can NEVER be altered or changed by any smartie!

Also, if you have a little BELIEVER in your home, you might want to check out the 

Need I say more - the best part is, IT'S FREE!!!

Here is WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE (CLICK HERE), this was for my son from Santa!

Have a Magical Christmas everyone!! 


  1. What a sweet post! I still get presents from Santa and wouldn't have it any other way :) I also had that barbie and it was my favorite!!! I was crazy over her little spectator pumps :)

  2. Whenever myself or my brothers would ask if Santa was real we were always greeted with the same answer..."Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy."

  3. What a wonderful post!! My children are all grown up now and your post brought back memories of from when they were little (and also my own childhood). Thank you!

  4. Oh my gosh, I totally got a Day to Night Barbie, too! I LOVE the idea of Santa, and I hope that Stella believes for many more years!

  5. Oh Vel, I so believe in the magic of Santa and loved seeing the delight in my children's and grand-childrens eyes. Now I love seeing it in the great-grands. Hugs, marty

  6. There is nothing like having small children around on Christmas morning who still believe! What a joy!

  7. Great post, my brother got the same robot. Have a wonderful week. Blessings, Martha

  8. Vel, this is such a darling post and YOU are magical and the perfect person to be a Pediatrician! I still believe in the magic of Christmas and keep it going in my house of adults. I can still hear the bell ( for those who truly believe) and feel that the spirit of giving alone is most of the magic. Bless you and your family this holiday and thank you for all you bring to the blog community, dear friend. xoxo Nancy

  9. I have one child who is still a believer although her friends are telling her otherwise. It is fun, magical, part of one's childhood. There are few things left in this world that allow kids to remain kids and the belief in Santa is one of them. We follow the NORAD website every year to track Santa on Christmas Eve as he makes his way around the world.

    1. Bah! Just saw this! Another NORAD follower--woo hoo!

  10. Oh, Vel! I'm a believer too! I certainly believed in Santa Claus and was heartbroken when my best friend told me there was no Santa! There is nothing like those precious faces on Christmas morning! :) Thanks for popping in to see me and it's only a week away.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Oh, I am still a believer! Will you and your adorable boys be tracking Santa via NORAD next week?! Sooo excited!

    1. You and Lisa are the first ones to tell me about this! I will for sure!!!!!!! Thanks!

  12. §:-) naman talaga ng mga lil Believers ano? Unfortunately, my kiddos are grown ups and not a believers anymore. Sabi nalang sa mga apo ko nalang daw someday.

    Hope you a nice Pasko, gandang Kaibigan.

    Hugs from D´Box,
    /CC girl

  13. I remember how each year I'd say. I'm staying all day all night in front of the fireplace to see him! And then, every year, my grandfather would come up with a new idea to make me go away from it for just a few minutes and when I was back, Santa had come in the meantime!!! Wonderful memories to have.


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