When our eldest children (now 17 and 15) were little, I discovered the St. Nicholas Center and began a beautiful tradition in our family. Every year, I use the website to teach all four of our children about the story of the real Santa Claus. While learning about St. Nicholas, we learn traditions and make crafts and recipes from around the world. St. Nicholas Day, December 6th, is a big deal in many countries!
The St. Nicholas Center website is beautiful and large -- it has links, photos, recipes, crafts, stories, and more for those who would like to learn about the original Santa Claus.