Santa Visit Tips
Thank you all for stopping by and I hope that you will be glad that you have selected Kentuckiana Santa for your event. We would like to make your visit with Santa as special as we can so we have prepared some helpful hints that we hope make it even more special.
- Be sure to have your camera/s ready and if you use film have a couple extra rolls. If you have a digital camera check to make sure that you have plenty of storage still on the card and the batteries are fully charged because some pictures and poses only happen once.
- Please reserve special parking place for Santa. This space should be as close as possible to where Santa will be entering. Please remember that Santa and or Mrs. Claus are senior citizens and walking very far in his heavy suit is tiring for them. If Santa parks down the street or around the corner, up hill or down hill then he will be winded and tired when he reaches your event. Remember Santa and Mrs. Claus outfits are very heavy velvet material or wool and they tend to get hot (even in December). Please remember if your event is a corporate one and parking is of special concern, see if maybe Santa could have a special marked space out in front, you could even have some special sign marking his spot that will bring attention to everyone. Santa wants to be as fresh as he can so he can bring joy and smiles to all he meets.
- Have your gifts (those provided by you) and presents ready. Santa can carry in only one bag of presents for all the children or guests. The elves recommend that these be marked with a large black marking pen and be marked directly on the gift because we all know how those tags always fall off. The bag Santa carries as we all know fits all the toys for all the children of the world but you see that special “Magic Bag” only works on Christmas Eve, so all the gifts should be able to fit in a 35 gallon trash bag. If there are any more than that it would be too heavy and awkward for Santa to carry. If there is a chance that you will have more than one bag or they just won’t fit in the bag, let Santa know and maybe there could be some honorary elves (helpers) there to assist him by bringing the gifts to him.
- Timing is everything, so get everyone together. Santa will be there only a set period of time so it is important that everyone be in the same place when he arrives after all he is very busy this time of year you know. If everyone is out in the kitchen or the food table getting that last chocolate chip cookie then valuable time is lost. Santa will coordinate with you and try his best to call you when he is 5 minutes from arriving at your location. This will be your way of having everyone get into the location that Santa will be at by maybe singing some Christmas songs that we all love to hear. The children will all want to be at Santa’s side so it might be helpful if one of the adults could help out by bringing the children up to see Santa one at a time.
- Sturdy chair and small fan for Santa. While we might love that special chair that was a hand me down over the years Santa really needs more of a sturdy high back chair, (preferably with no arms) something like a dinning room chair, so he can sit comfortably and be able to hold the children in his lap. It would not be good if Santa couldn’t get back up after he has been sitting a while. Please consider a small fan blowing on Santa and or Mrs. Claus because as you know our suits are for riding in the sleigh where it is really really cold and once we are inside these heavy coats and suits get hot fast. If Santa and Mrs. Claus are cool the pictures will be much better!
- Try placing the chair next to your favorite Christmas setting. The Christmas tree or fireplace (please keep the fire down real low or out because it makes it really hot for Santa and Mrs. Claus) are always favorites for that special picture as a backdrop. Remember to leave enough room behind the chair so other members can stand behind Santa for the family pose, if you don’t have a fireplace don’t worry you might want to have some Christmas cards hanging on the wall and then have the pictures taken there as a backdrop, the ideas are endless for it is what you feel is right for you that matters.
- Those hard to get photos of everyone. There are always those that are hard to get a picture of like the teenagers, don’t worry Santa doesn’t have to have everyone sit on his lap. If standing is better Santa will be glad to take that friendship shot. Don’t forget Grandma and Grandpa for you see you are never to young to sit with Santa, you know Santa has to even ask them if they have been naughty or nice!
- Santa departure. Even though Santa would love to stay for ever with each and everyone he has a very busy schedule to keep, if there is a Gift (balance or payment) that Santa is to receive please be so kind as to place it in a card or envelope and hand to him saying something like “Here Santa is a Christmas card from all of us to you and Mrs. Claus”. Thank you for stopping by our site and may the spirit of Christmas be always in your heart!