Writer’s Workshop: Santa Through The Years

December 19, 2012 · 26 comments

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1.) Have you made a visit to the North Pole yet? Share your Santa pictures!

I would never pass up an opportunity to share my annual Santa through the years in pictures. This year we met Santa in the Winter Wonderland of Seattle and enjoyed carousel rides, mini donuts, and hot cocoa afterwards.

Just think, in ten years you’ll have approximately 4,500 of our family Santa photos to scroll through!

Can’t wait.

Christmas 2003


Christmas 2004


Christmas 2005


Christmas 2006


Christmas 2007


Christmas 2008


Christmas 2009


Christmas 2010



Christmas 2012


Now it’s your turn!

Mama's Losin' It

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The Prompts:

1.) Have you made a visit to the North Pole yet? Share your Santa pictures!
2.) Share a favorite Christmas memory.
3.) What cookies are you leaving for the big guy?
4.) Put together and share a fun holiday outfit you’d like to wear if you had somewhere to wear it.
5.) List the top 9 things that bring you joy.

Mama Kat Loves You When You Love Her


Bruna December 19, 2012 at 9:51 pm

I love their facial expressions. Even the crying ones are cute! The last one tops the charts though! Adorable.

chasing joy December 19, 2012 at 10:05 pm

2006 and 2008 look like rough years. They are. Adorable on each one. Not funny looking at all. Merry Christmas!

Tonya December 19, 2012 at 10:26 pm

They are all cute, but 2005 cracks me up. Great prompts this week. I liked them so much I picked two.

Happy holidays!

Mindi December 19, 2012 at 10:49 pm

I am loving 2008!!! What a fun prompt!! :) I was too lazy to dig all of ours up so settled for a different prompt. After seeing yours I may have to dig all of them up, as if I don’t have a million other things to do!

Kim @ This Belle Rocks December 20, 2012 at 12:44 am

Is it wrong of me to admit that I love photos of Santa where at least one child is screaming and/or crying?

Seriously, I do love Santa photos, and didn’t get nearly enough of my kids with him when they were growing up :(

tori nelson December 20, 2012 at 3:23 am

2008 was a doozy. That is a Christmas Card gem if I’ve ever seen one.

Single Mom in the South December 20, 2012 at 3:50 am

Somewhere I lost track of visiting Santa… I think it was when we moved down here and would have had to stand in line for two hours then mortgage the house to pay for Santa pictures. I was all over the free one at the library up north!

hollow tree ventures December 20, 2012 at 3:53 am

Loved scrolling through the years – though I couldn’t stop laughing after 2005!

Sue December 20, 2012 at 5:01 am

This? Is what parenting is all about. Stockpiling blackmail material for the rehearsal dinner slideshows before their weddings.

Raine December 20, 2012 at 5:17 am

2012 is the best one yet!!

chrisina December 20, 2012 at 5:24 am

oh wow 2005 and 2008 are just awesome! :)

Natalie December 20, 2012 at 5:30 am

Love 2006 & 2008!

Connie Weiss December 20, 2012 at 5:48 am

I love Santa photos!

Bee December 20, 2012 at 6:44 am

I love them all! Even the ones where your kids are crying. They’re all so cute!

jamie@southmainmuse December 20, 2012 at 6:53 am

Sitting here, I’m thinking that I’ve never taken my children to see Santa. My oldest never wanted to go — so we never got into the tradition. And as a child, I always dreaded it like going to the dentist. But we do have a tradition in our small town that after the Christmas parade, Santa and Mrs. Claus, get out of their red Cadillac and then the kids sit on his lap. My youngest two have done that many times. Whew. Now I don’t feel like like such a mama failure.

Bossy Betty December 20, 2012 at 7:27 am

What a great collection! 2011 was the year of frozen smiles, eh? I get it! It was for me too!

Gillian @ Money After Graduation December 20, 2012 at 9:33 am

haha these are great. 2007 was a great year ! :P It’s neat to see the progression over the years.

Miriam Gomberg December 20, 2012 at 11:01 am

Great pics Kat! It’s so cool to look back on how the kids have changed as they grow. Thanks for sharing :D

Julia December 20, 2012 at 12:14 pm

2005 and 2008 are my favorite they make me smile and laugh all at once !

Charlene Ross December 20, 2012 at 12:26 pm

LOVE! (And I have to say that 2008 is especially spectacular!)

Melanie December 20, 2012 at 1:02 pm

Oh my goodness, 2008 is classic. Love it!

Andrea December 20, 2012 at 1:35 pm

Your pics rock. Seriously. Awesome.

Jenny December 20, 2012 at 1:41 pm

2005 & 2008 are the best. My son has maybe 5 pics with Santa then he was all heck to the no I am not sitting with that scary man.

WeeMason's Mom December 20, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I love how at least one kiddo in each picture looks seriously unimpressed. Apparently this year was the magic year LOL

Dara Dokas December 21, 2012 at 6:26 am

I love seeing the progression of Santa photos! I especially like your sons varied faces. LOL! I’m so happy you kept the crying ones, as well as, the happy ones. You and your kids will have so much fun looking back at these!

momtaxijulie December 22, 2012 at 11:07 am

2008 is THE BEST!! Love it!

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