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Ho, Ho Ho, – Getting Your Kids to Smile with Santa

Posted By Melissa M On November 9, 2010 @ 7:00 am In Family,Photo Tips | 4 Comments

This year I’m determined to get my son to sit by himself with Santa and smile. Last year, I wasn’t so successful…as I tried to put him on Santa’s lap, he clung to me with fear, so Santa encouraged my husband and me to sit in the picture too.  One big happy family picture on Santa’s lap – poor Santa!


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Now that my son is three…I have some tricks up my sleeve for a smiling Santa photo. First trick, for the entire month of November I’m going to talk ALL about Santa and how “big boys” sit on Santa’s lap and get their picture taken. Not sure if this will work, but it worked when he had to give up his pacifier to the babies. Second trick, not that I encourage candy eating, but I know how excited he’ll be to receive a candy cane after the picture is taken. I will sneak a candy cane in my purse and will show it to him as we walk up to Santa….fingers crossed a little sugar will get him to smile! And last but not least, I will use the line “But you have to tell Santa what you want for Christmas; otherwise he won’t know what to get you!” I have no idea if any of these tricks will work, but it’s worth a shot.  Any good ideas to share with me?????

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