This week we are to share one of our holiday traditions. I couldn't come up with a long standing family tradition so I am going to share some photos with Santa. You can call it our little tradition.
This was probably taken December 1955. Remember those wonderful department store Santas? We didn't need fancy displays. Just a chair and a cheap backdrop. We didn't care, it was Santa!
By the time my children sat on Santa's lap, we went to the MALL. Santa's chair was a little grander and he had an entourage.
Now it's the grandchildren sitting on Santa's lap and it has become a full blown production. There are dancing elves and Christmas trains. There's a professional camera crew to capture that precious moment to keep forever. This is a Hawaiin Santa. Notice his tan and creepy smile. No wonder my poor grandson was crying. This guy is kind of scary.
We have never been able to get Katelyn anywhere near Santa. You could promise her any Christmas gift in the world but she wasn't buying it. We ended up putting Grandpa in a Santa hat complete with beard to get her into the Santa spirit. She knew who it was and I ended up with my favorite of all Santa photos.
Until this year. This most amazing Santa won her over. It took him awhile but he reeled her in and now she is hooked on Santa. She checked out his beard and his hair and decided that he was the real deal.
We ended up having to pry her off his lap. Now she wants to visit him every day.
Now every year we pose in our Santa finest headgear and take a family photo.