Looking for a fun new way to celebrate as a family? Check out these inspired ideas! (28 Photos)
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The lines to snap a photo with Santa at the mall are ridiculously long -- and when it's finally your kid’s turn, Santa doesn't exactly have time to chat. The solution? Do what mom Cherlyn Feirabend did: "I invited friends and family to our house for a potluck breakfast and a visit from Santa," she says. "I didn't intend for it to become tradition, but the first time we did, it was such a hit, I knew it would [stick]."
Yep, there are Santas for hire all over the country -- a quick searche online should lead you to a reputable agency. Then follow Feirabend's lead and set up a tripod with a camera and have Santa spend quality time with each of the kids. Take tons of shots, email them to the moms later and send everyone home with a goody bag.
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