Do Your Kids Still Believe in Santa Claus?

Still Time to Believe…

“Mom… is Santa really real???” my seven year old son keeps asking me as the magical season gets closer and closer.

I answer him with questions, “What do you think?” or “Why do you think he isn’t?”

“Well, I know Santa is real — but reindeer can’t fly…” he tries to work it out in his mind.

The sweetest part of it all is how much he still WANTS to believe.

And because I can still see that innocent child looking back at me, the precious little heart that wants magic to be real, I don’t crush his hopes. I am going to let him be a child for at least one more Christmas.

Cookie Crumbs, Empty Milk Glass… and Photographs???

Every year, we plant the proof: cookies – check. milk – check. carrots for hungry reindeer – check. And then when the kids finally give in to sleep, we play Santa, pulling presents from hiding spots and devouring cookies while making sure to leave some crumbs.

But this year, you have one more SPECIAL step to make your Santa-performance complete: Capture the Magic!

Yes, after your house is decorated and ready to go, you grab your camera, take a few photos and then log in to Capture the Magic.

Within a few minutes, you will photographic proof of Santa’s very special visit.

Santa in our living room
This is a shot I had of our house a couple years ago at Christmas. I can’t believe how well Capture the Magic works!

Your kids will be giddy with excitement and you will get to watch as their minds light up with the possibility of magic!

Oh… and Santa has a Present for YOU too this Christmas Eve

Did I forget to mention Capture the Magic has a great affiliate program too?

So, the “magic” doesn’t have to end with a photo.

You can sign up as an affiliate, spread the word about Capture the Magic to your friends and/or readers, and earn some extra money this Christmas!

A Giveaway!

320X250 BannersWell, we couldn’t write this post without adding in some extra gift giving magic.

If you want to enter to win a free photo of Santa in your OWN house, leave a comment here. We will have TEN magical winners!

As always, don’t forget to earn more entries: subscribe to our Feed, sign up for our 5M4M Newsletter, add our 5 Minutes for Mom button in your sidebar, write a post and link back to this contest on your blog, and spread the word Twitter, or email! Please see our site’s Terms and Conditions of Use for a complete list of our contest and giveaway rules.

This giveaway is open until Friday, December 11th. We will announce our winner on Saturday, December 12th.

This giveaway is sponsored by Capture the Magic. We are affiliates and are running an advertising campaign with Capture the Magic.

Written by Janice Croze, co-founder of 5 Minutes for Mom.


  1. says

    What an amazing idea! I want to do this for our 4 kids and they would LOVE it. Hope I win! The “magic” of Christmas is still very much alive in this house!

  2. says

    My girls pretty much know that we are santa claus….:) No more, “Santa’s not coming if you don’t fall asleep.” Miss H believes a girl in her kindergarten classroom is the tooth fairy though:)

  3. says

    That is fantastic! I have two kiddos so close to not believing and this would be perfect to keep it going a bit longer. Plus, my 3 year old would think this is amazing.

  4. Michelle Andrews says

    I would love this. My daughter is right on the verge of “not believing”, and I would love to do this to keep the spirit going.

  5. jakell m says

    I would so love to win this, my daughter is the same way and I could just see her face now when she see this picture!!!!!!

    what a great creative idea!!!!

    thanks!! Can’t wait to capture Santa :)

  6. says

    This is so cute! This is Emily’s second Christmas but it is her first to realize who Santa is. It is funny to watch her dance when she sees him on tv! ;0)

  7. says

    Wow, what a creative idea! Thanks for the chance to win one. I’d love that – by the time this 5th little one has come along, NONE of the others still believe. It would be a fun, fun way to re-spark a little of the holiday magic for us all :)

  8. Jen says

    so far we have not had that conversation with our 8-year old…which is good with a 6-year old right behind….and then we have the 8-month old, to keep the magic alive for a few more years. 😉

  9. kimberly ficorilli says

    what a wonderful way to capture the magic….
    I would love to win and show my children Santa was in there home!


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