After all, we were elevated together with the Santa Claus story and we never held it against our parents. Actually, it surely improved our fun of the Holiday holidays. Even when our parents told us that Santa was seeing us all some time and when our behaviour was great we would get what we asked for, but if it had been terrible - there will be a group of coal.
Also, the Santa Claus history is pervasive -- on television - purchasing in outlets and malls -- you can't really move away from it. And if we told her the facts when she was not old she might indulge the enjoyment for families that are other. So we chose to retain the nice components about Santa and make-up the others as we went along.
Also it was really exciting. Youngsters get so excited - they get their images they create words to him, they leave him cookies and milk on Christmas Eve. We got to see all that again through maintaining the myth and wonder of the Santa Claus account alive for our girl.