I find it fascinating how adults have been able to find out these creative ways to touch the hearts of kids around America. All the Santa’s sitting in shopping malls for hours, just to put a smile on a young boy or girl’s face. Seems like a load off parents shoulders if you ask me. Snapping your son or daughter’s first photograph and memory with Mr. Clause. This is when Santa letters come in handy.The best part of Christmas time that I recall as a child, was the belief that Santa Clause existed. How there was absolutely no bullying around my elementary school, because the little one’s thought “he was watching.” How my sister and I would bake cookies and place them on the table next to the fire place, only to find that they have disappeared the next morning. Now of course I eventually grew up to find out my own parents have been munching on our homemade treats in the middle of the night. I then became one sad child. This is one of the many reasons I suggest you never tell your kids that the man in red is not realistic.Most parents love not having the responsibility of a disappointed kid lingering on their backs. The fact that they are receiving letters from Santa in elementary school is enough to know your toddlers have opened up their imaginations. Nowadays we hear of all sorts of wonderful reindeer games played by toddlers, the sparkle in their eyes, and glows on their faces patiently waiting to experience sitting on Santa’s lap, while parents are driving over to the nearest mall.With December just around the corner, I have made it a mission of mine to help out all you determined mothers and fathers around America in surviving the chaotic day we all know as “Black Friday.” Not every one has the time to camp out in front of their favorite Toys-R-Us store. Try purchasing your bargains online, for a change. No lines or crowds, and you do not have to bother getting ready. Another tip, is to write down exactly what it is you are looking to purchase, so that you are not rummaging around the store bumping carts with the woman next to you. You will be in and out of the store in no time. Try to avoid food courts, they are way too crowded with hungry shoppers and your car will be sitting in the parking lot longer than you hoped.So, what is the true meaning of December the twenty fifth? Put aside, for a moment, the bargains we get the month before. To many of us, it is family. Not about how many presents you can purchase under thirty seconds, or the amount of candy canes consumed by your babies, or even how many trips to the Bahamas you take with your little one’s to make them happy. It is all about family. Teaching our children to give to the homeless and the needy who do not have what most of us have during this time of year. In my opinion this is the best way to describe what this holiday is truly all about. To be thankful during this season, for others do not have this opportunity we may have. To steer clear and be safe with these tempting sales that come after Thanksgiving.