As a kid I was terrified to sit on Santa's lap. The whole idea just weirded me out and, thankfully, my parents never forced the "obligatory" photo on me or my brother. Do I think my Christmases were somehow less magical because we skipped the mall? Absolutely not! Every family has their own traditions and maybe taking a picture with Santa isn't one of them for you. That's ok. Maybe you'll take a yearly family photo in front of the tree, or do a yearly craft, or bake something special together. The holidays mean millions of things to millions of people and as long as you're into what you're doing with your kids, they'll never miss the mall Santas. And, if they complain later, you can always take them next year.
Pictures with Santa: A Worthwhile Tradition?
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