I don’t think of myself as a cheap person (shush to all my friends who are snorting b/c I am known to be cheap by some of them) but I HATE paying for Santa pictures. I’m not sure when I developed that hang up but it’s there. I really hate that they seem to purposely make the packages super crappy so that you have to buy the most expensive one to get anything. The last few years, we have avoided having to pay by getting a decent-ish picture at my work’s kids’ Christmas party or by going to Bass Pro Shop (they have free pics).
So…in search of the ubiquitous Santa photo, we started at the Christmas party. We arrived quite late but Santa was still there (yay!). We got in line and then I noticed….um….is Santa on a diet?
Unfortunately, it gets worse….Evan did NOT like this Santa and the pictures show it.
This one actually looks like Santa is trying to abduct him.
Tonight I figured we’d try one final time to get a decent Santa picture so off to Bass Pro we went. The “real” picture is downstairs but I fell in love with this one that I took with my iPhone. Evan loved this Santa & we practically had to drag him off his lap. I think Santa was getting the complete unabridged Christmas wish list.
Success! Evan got his moment with Santa, I got my picture AND it was free. Wins all around.