We kept our gathering small with a few families and even had a hot cocoa bar. We’ve never done the mall Santa thing and I wasn’t sure if that would even happen this year so I hired Santa back in the fall just in case. I think this will become a new tradition for us because it was such a hit! All the kids had plenty of time to sit with Santa and take photos and it just felt like a much more personal experience. Lately Porter has had some episodes of “stranger danger” when he sees someone new and will bury his head in my shoulder or even cry a little so I was unsure if he’d like Santa. He didn’t end up being scared at all and was such an angel and gave us lots of sweet smiles!
Also, if you’re in Charlotte and looking to hire a Santa, I can’t recommend him enough! Just email me for contact info if you’re interested. Now, onto the photos!