Do you have any idea how much great it was to compile the Sweet Santa / Scary Santa posts? I canâ€™t even tell you how FUN it was. And Henry sat in my lap the entire time, looking at each Santa and talking about every â€œbebe.â€
While it was difficult to choose the finalists for the Scary Santa post (which is going up tomorrow), but it was even harder for Sweet Santa. Every baby and kid looked adorable, and every Santa looked jolly and fun. I am partial to real beard Santas â€“ they are the best. Dedication!
Up first are ourâ€¦ Honorable Mentions of Cuteness
Jill said, â€œHere is my little man Hudson. He will be 4 months old tomorrow! Good thing Mommy was behind the camera to get that smile!â€
Amanda wrote, â€œThis is my daughter Raegan’s first time sitting on Santa’s lap! This is at Fort Campbell military base!â€
Shannon wrote, â€œHere’s a picture of our 12 week old, Alev, with Santa!â€
Janine wrote, â€œNo one could have prepared me for how touching and cute I would think taking Baker to Santa was! I had tears! So cheesy but SO great. Anyway, i thought he and Santa both looked pretty darn sweet. Bakes had no idea what was going onâ€¦ but I did!â€
Jennifer said, â€œHere is my little guy, Jack, sitting in Santaâ€™s lap for the first time!â€
Sara wrote, â€œLuke did so great with Santa. I was so proud of him that I almost cried!â€
Andrea sent in this sweet Santa photo of her little girl.
Amanda wrote, â€œSanta with my 10 week old son named Bodhi!â€
Raquel sent in this very sweet Santa picture.
Carrie wrote, â€œThese are my daughters Eva (4) and Emily (1) from Navarre, Florida.â€
Lauren sent in this very sweet family Santa picture.
Rachel wrote, â€œHere is a picture of my 17 1/2 month old, Brayden, with Santa this year. This was his first time seeing Santa, as we didn’t get a chance to last year, and he LOVED him. He ran right up to him and lifted his arms up, saying "up!" to sit in Santa’s lap, and he had that huge grin on his face the entire time. Clearly, I am going to have to teach this kid about stranger danger at some point…â€
Katie wrote, â€œHere is my "good Santa" picture. My son Drake had absolutely no problem going to Santa and was even smiling more in pictures that were captured! He is 8 months and when I look at this I think it looks like "here I am, introducing Santa" hahaâ€
Kendra wrote, â€œI took this with my point and shoot and my setting were all off so the quality isn’t the best. What I love is how my son went right in for a big hug! He did it so fast Santa didn’t even have time to smile!â€
Jenny wrote, â€œHad to send my furbaby, Corky, in again! We went to a Washington Humane Society fundraiser and they had such a great Santa!â€
Elizabeth wrote, â€œHere is my picture of my daughter Riley with Santa.â€
Theresa wrote, â€œThis is our baby AJ (4.5 months old) at his first visit with Santa. He loved him and wasn’t scared at all! Thanks to the person in front of us taking a long time to pick her pictures, AJ got to spend about 10 minutes with Santa. They were pals right from the start!â€
Tracy sent in this very sweet family photo of her kids with Santa.
Margherita wrote, â€œSylvie is only a month old but when we saw such a great Santa in the mall, we had to take her picture. She slept right through it.â€
Our finalists! Do you know how hard it is to select four finalists for the Sweet Santa contest? All of these kiddos are super cute! But here are my five favorite photos. Which do you like the most?
Sweet Santa #1: Lauren wrote, â€œZak is not even three months and totally loved meeting the big guy. Older brother Landon didn’t even go near him.â€
Sweet Santa #2: Jennifer wrote, â€œI was afraid Elly was going to scream, but I don’t think this picture could be any sweeter!â€
Sweet Santa #3: Christine wrote, â€œThis is my sweet Santa picture of my 13 month old daughter Haley. She loved Santa and he was such a good Santa – real beard and everything (he was even okay with her pulling it).â€
Sweet Santa #4: Barbie said, â€œHere is Sierra and Santa!â€ (Side note: I love Big Girl Santa pictures!!)
Sweet Santa #5 was removed by request. She was a cutie though!
Which Sweet Santa photo is your favorite? Vote for 1, 2, 3, or 4 in the comments section. On Christmas, Iâ€™ll compile all the votes and pick the winner, who will receive a fun prize. And stay tuned for the Scary Santa contest, which Iâ€™ll post tomorrow (and the entries are absolutely hysterical, trust me).