It’s that time of the year again!  Prepare your sweetest smiles!  Get ready to wipe away globs of snot!


Last year, I hosted the first annual Sweet Santa, Scary Santa contest on the old blog.  Basically, readers send in photos of their kiddos (or furkids) with Santa Claus, entering the ‘sweet’ category (for smiles!) or ‘scary’ category (for massive meltdowns).


You can see all the entries for last year right here:


Sweet Santa Photo Contest

Scary Santa Photo Contest


These pictures were the winners from 2012:





Henry did GREAT this year!  He *kind of* understood who Santa is and why he was supposed to sit in his lap, and although he didn’t cheese it up for the camera, we didn’t have a screaming fit like last year.  He did start to nervously pick his  nose after a bit, though, which resulted in some funny pictures.


Send your entry to with either Sweet Santa or Scary Santa in the subject line.  You have until December 20th to enter. There will be PRIZES; I’m just not sure what it will be yet!


Good luck!  May all your Santa visits be sweet.



  • Sara @ LovingOnTheRun December 8, 2013, 1:30 pm

    Haha love this! this is one of the big things I look forward to when having kids is getting to enjoy these traditions 🙂 Don’t think I can convince the husband to go see Santa 🙂 look forward to seeing the entries!

  • Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs December 8, 2013, 1:39 pm

    Can’t wait to see this year’s entries! 🙂

  • Keri December 8, 2013, 7:32 pm

    Henry is just so darn cute! Seriously. Makes me happy we are having a little boy. I can’t wait till I get to take our little guy (due early in January) to see Santa.

  • Andrea December 8, 2013, 10:30 pm

    Haha poor Henry! He had a boogie.

  • Ioana December 9, 2013, 10:11 am

    These pictures are so cute! Kids are adoring and I think they make the winter Holidays so much fun! I am looking forward to see the winning photo this year!

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