You Tell Us: How Do You Keep the Magic of Santa Alive for Your Kids?

Go beyond milk and cookies -- take a tip from these parents on creative ways to strengthen a kid's belief in Santa. (8 Photos)

Erika Rasmusson Janes on Dec 20, 2011 at 3:11AM

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You Tell Us: How Do You Keep the Magic of Santa Alive for Your Kids?

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Photoshop a Picture of Santa

"When my youngest was in the 4th grade, she started her letter to Santa that read, "Dear Santa, All I want for Christmas this year is a picture of you in my house. I won't show it to anybody, I promise, but I have to know you are real. Love, Taylor."

I had to keep the magic alive, so the very next day, off to the wall I went. I spoke to "Santa" and told him my challenge. He wanted to help, so he stood in front of a white wall in the mall so I could take his picture. I then went home, took a picture of our very distinct kitchen wall and Photoshopped the two together. On Christmas morning my daughter ran to the tree to find her gift -- a very beautiful picture of Santa 'standing' in our kitchen!" -- Barbilee

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