A week ago, I started asking around to a few local friends about where the most handsome Santa is and whether they would let me take my own pictures. I got a few responses about mall Santa's and while it wasn't really my cup of tea, I would've probably done it, just to get the picture with Coen.
Well, little did I know, I wouldn't have to go very far to find a VERY handsome & kind Santa.
My mom, sister and I were flying around town on Saturday searching for the craft shows. I had heard about a craft show on the radio and we went to check it out. Not only was it the best craft show of the day, but it also had photos with Santa.
Coen was wearing this darling little outfit because he's growing like a weed and almost had grown out of this 3 month outfit, so he was looking super cute too. We plopped him on Santa's lap and it was like they were long lost friends. He didn't cry, fuss, or wiggle off his lap. He even turned in to grab on his hat for a minute just to see what it felt like. I think he even scratched his beard to say hello to his new friend.
It was the sweetest moment ever.
Oh and not only did it only cost $5.00 for a little visit and a 4x6 printed, but they also let us snap the crap out of our own pictures, FOR FREE. I loved them. And as if that weren't enough, we were also emailed every single picture that they took while we stood there. So, between my phone, my sister's phone and the lady and her camera, we have about 15 pictures of Coen with his first Santa!
We're so smitten by this picture that it will probably be seen again soon, when we have our Christmas card printed! It's just too sweet to not share with everyone else.
I cannot tell you how excited I am for Christmas. I honestly have been thinking about putting my tree up for the last 3 weeks and after seeing Santa I'm a moment away from putting it up before Thanksgiving.
Have you put up your tree yet? Do you put up a real or fake tree?
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