Catch Santa in the Act and Then Share it With the Family!

by Guest Contributor

Santa is a big deal around here, as he is in a whole lot of households right about now. I’m hoping that he stays that way for a long time. With children in first and second grades this year, the questions are getting more frequent and more pointed. The flashing red light we happen to be able to see through the trees is no longer suddenly Rudolph’s nose on Christmas Eve hurrying us to bed. This year, I have a secret weapon:



I was provided an opportunity to try out the website where I can place Santa into photos of my home. The website is brilliant! Santa has twenty different poses, from eating a cookie to pretending to not want his photo captured to whisking himself up the chimney and more. The site is easy to use, which is key in this hectic holiday season. Once you click to get started, you simply upload a photo of your choice and start manipulating Santa and the photo.

You can zoom your photo in and out so that it best captures the view you want to show. You can choose (and change) which Santa photo you want, as well as making him larger or smaller to appropriately fit the scale of your photo. In addition to being able to flip him left or right, you can also rotate him around and change the color saturation of Santa to match the photo you’ve uploaded. Once you’ve completed the manipulations, the photo looks surprisingly natural. I can’t wait to show the wee ones on Christmas morning!



Once you’ve finalized your picture, purchasing it is easy. The first photo costs $9.99, which is not a bad price considering how much I pay for photos with Santa for the wee ones each year, plus this photo has a uniqueness  that you don’t get with photos of Santa from the mall. Plus, you can also purchase three additional poses for $10 more. I love the fact that you can use those additional poses now or save them for later (they have other seasonal characters like the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny). I’m just imagining the smiles of delight.

The photo doesn’t just remain online. You can download it in a variety of sizes so that you can print it on your own or email it to friends and family. You can also send it to print directly at Walgreens and pick up your special treat of a photo. There’s more fun, too, as you have access to five videos on where you can watch Santa “live” in your photo.

The site has been created separate from the site, meaning that any children watching can’t find their way back to the original site. The videos remain accessible to you so that you can watch them at your leisure. I know how I’m making smiles for my wee ones this Christmas. How about you?

Enter to Win is giving away 10 codes so that you can create your very own photo of catching Santa in the act. To enter the giveaway, leave a comment here, letting us know just where you would catch Santa in the act!

This giveaway will end on December 20th, 2011 and a winner will be chosen by and announced in our Around the Blogosphere post on Sunday.

In the interest of full disclosure, I received a code to try out the site for review purposes only. All opinions remain my own.



This post was written by Michelle, a contributor to 5Minutes4Mom, who may now have proof that Santa exists for her children, though they may still end up disappointed on Christmas morning if she doesn’t start shopping soon. You can also find her procrastinating at Honest & Truly! and on Twitter.


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1 LT December 14, 2011 at 1:25 pm

I would love to catch Santa in front of our Christmas tree!


2 Anne December 14, 2011 at 1:49 pm

How much fun would that be? I love the other character options too! My son always leaves reindeer treats as well as Santa cookies, so I’d catch Santa snacking!


3 Susan Chaves December 14, 2011 at 3:29 pm

Maybe bending down giving a cookie to our dog? My son especially would be so impressed to see Santa inside his house. The sleeping one is also hilarious.


4 Stephanie December 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm

By our fireplace under our stockings!! So cute!


5 Jennifer December 14, 2011 at 7:08 pm

In front of the tree, for sure!


6 Don December 15, 2011 at 5:56 am

I would pretend that I was sleeping in the other room, and then when I would here him out there I’d surprise him.


7 Jenn December 15, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Last year we caught Santa leaving presents under the tree…I’d love to catch him again this year!


8 janell wagner December 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm

In front of the christmas tree!


9 tarah rogers December 15, 2011 at 5:49 pm

next to the chimney


10 tiffany milburn December 15, 2011 at 5:50 pm

by the kids christmas tree upstairs


11 tennille December 16, 2011 at 6:25 pm

beside our tree and fireplace-love this!!!


12 June December 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Would love this for the little ones at x-mas time, so cute.


13 erine December 16, 2011 at 10:26 pm

i may do this in his room or the by the tree. not sure yet.
how fun this would be!


14 T. Lawson December 17, 2011 at 7:38 am

I would catch Santa in the family room.


15 Erin December 17, 2011 at 8:24 am

In our living room, by the tree!


16 Angela E. December 17, 2011 at 1:32 pm

This sounds so awesome, would love to see the results.


17 Jeni Monroe December 17, 2011 at 1:54 pm

I would catch Santa sneaking into the fridge to get some more milk, lol.


18 Paula Hafner December 17, 2011 at 4:30 pm

I would catch him snoozing on the couch.


19 Jill December 17, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Definitely in front of the Christmas tree.


20 Van December 18, 2011 at 8:53 pm

In our living room by the x-mas tree.


21 sus December 18, 2011 at 10:04 pm

eating the cookies and milk
too cute!


22 Melissa December 19, 2011 at 3:05 pm

What a great idea! We would catch him near the Christmas tree.


23 Melissa December 19, 2011 at 3:06 pm

My son is in 2nd grade and starting to ask questions, too. With two small ones just learning about Santa, I would like it if my son could hold on to the belief just a bit longer so he doesn’t spoil it for the other two. We would have to catch Santa in our livingroom.


24 Michelle December 19, 2011 at 6:17 pm

I would love to catch him in the act by his cookies my daughter is leaving for him!


25 lisa December 19, 2011 at 6:31 pm

by the tree


26 Angela Amenta December 20, 2011 at 1:10 am

Sneaking in the front door!


27 janell wagner December 20, 2011 at 2:14 pm

by my tree!


28 Garrett December 20, 2011 at 5:02 pm

Would be neat to catch him sneaking around the x-mas tree.


29 Joey December 20, 2011 at 11:49 pm

I would catch him coming in the door, since we don’t have a chimney.


30 Chuck December 22, 2011 at 11:19 am

I would see if I could catch Santa coming down the chimney!


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