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Santa’s Elves Share 9 Secrets for Unforgettable Santa Photos


The holidays are a time of good tidings and great joy. But as a busy parent, it’s also when you wonder how you will you get it all done, while savoring each precious milestone and moment.  That’s why we asked Santa’s elves, Jingle and Merry to share some elfish tips to make your visit with Santa at your favorite shopping destination extra easy and special.

First, grab a cup of hot peppermint cocoa. Happy reading!

a young boy dressed in an elf out posing with santa for a photo

  1. Break out the antlers. We aren’t suggesting you find a live reindeer, however, bringing some fun reindeer or Christmas tree antlers for your child can add whimsy and a festive touch. 
  2. Ugly is the new black. Ugly Christmas sweaters can make humorous photos with Santa. If you find one for every member of the family, everyone involved will enjoy a belly laugh out loud! 
  3. Life is better in pajamas. Slip into Christmas pajamas, fuzzy slippers and head over to the Santa set for the most adorable, relaxed photo session ever.  
  4. two young boys dressing in pyjamas posing with santa for a photo

  5. The more the merrier. If you have several children, or simply a little one that prefers to sit on your lap, consider matching outfits. Make it twice as merry! 
  6. Costumes aren’t just for Halloween. Skip their Sunday best attire in favor of an elf or snowman suit. 
  7. Bring reinforcements. We all know that meeting Santa can be overwhelming for some little ones.Grab a favorite teddy bear or American Girl doll to join in the photo.
  8. two young girls posing with santa for a photo

  9. Make a reservation. No, we don’t mean for dinner. Check out for a complete list of magical Santa Experiences that offer Santa’s Fast Pass near you. For busy moms, this is a game changer. Purchase your photo memories online at a date and time convenient for you, then avoid the line! 
  10. Enjoy special savings from MOM365! Mention code 365 when you visit these Santa Experiences to receive $15 off Santa photo package A, exclusively for MOM365 followers!
  11. Jingle’s final tip. Visit Santa early in the season, so you can share treasured memories on greeting cards.

Baby’s first milestone visit with Santa and each one merrily-ever-after only happens once a year. Savor it. Capture It. You will be glad you did, when you look back on your Facebook memories, or create your child’s graduation video.

Be Merry! 

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