Friday, December 4, 2009

The necessities

I have bookmarked many sites that had some great Christmas Ideas and I have compiled them into my favorites.

i caught santa
This is a site that is a MUST - especially for those little ones that may be doubtiing if santa is real or not!

You simply take a picture of your tree with the presents and upload it to the site. You then pick a santa that fits into your decor. Seriously -- it is good! I have shown many people the photo and they think that I had someone come in a pose for me! It is 9.99 and worth every penny.

I set the camera up on a tripod the night before and then "hope" we can catch santa - in the morning we upload the photos and "hope" we got him. And sure enough you can see santa being caught by the camera - genius!


Now of course you want to be tracking Santa making his way around the work -- and this site is awesome for that!

Elf on the Shelf

This is the perfect way to get your kiddos to watch their P's&Q's - with santas elf watching - and reporting back to santa --a surfire way to get a couple of weeks of thinking twice about their actions.

and of course - Reindeer Dust to leave for those hardworking Reindeers! Here is a link to a site that has a little posem and how to make it - and of course a beautiful photo that I found of some Reindeer dust (I think they tweaked the recipe just a bit).

What I love about all of these is that they provide wonderful ways to create traditions. Some that in one form or another will hopefully be passed down through the generations!

I hope you found at least one new site that you tack on to your huge to do kist for December!

Happy Holidays!

Michelle Lanning


Trish said...

Thanks for the adorable links, Michelle! I'm totally up for the I Caught Santa one!!

Laina Lamb said...

I think we need the elf on the shelf at my house this week.

Janelle said...

such fun stuff! thanks for sharing!

Ryzmomplus2 said...

this is adorable! I wonder if the elf on a shelf will work with teenagers?