We just completed our 2nd annual Pictures with Santa at our office today. We had over 50 kids that got to visit with Santa and get a free 4X6 picture and personalized ornament. Time for our event was from 12pm until 2pm. One Mom came and asked if we could please wait until her kids came for a family portrait before wrapping up our event. She had been at our event since 1pm waiting on her kids to arrive. Santa and his elves(office staff & me) were a little tired since we had technology issues printing photos BUT we happily agreed after our Mom explained her dilima.
Our Mom, explained that our Santa picture would be the only family photo of her and her kids since they were going into the foster care system, permmently. She wanted a family picture to remember them....Kids showed up at 3pm and Santa was still ready for action.
You never know what your day will bring but being able to connect this mother with her kids one last time will keep me doing Pictures with Santa as long as I'm able. I am so honored to be able to give back to our community.