My Captured Moment #17 – Cuddles with Father Christmas


Last weekend we took our little girl to see Father Christmas at Drusillas Park. She was looking forward to meeting the Big Man for so long, but when we arrived at his grotto, she was taken aback and extremely shy. Luckily Father Christmas was amazing!!! He was extremely patient, took so much time and made her feel comfortable. In the end we were able to snap some pictures and he even coaxed a broad smile out of her. I am now well and truly in the Christmas spirit and am hugely looking forward to spending some quality time with my family.

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  1. December 10, 2015 / 7:18 pm

    Ah bless her, she is a brave little thing. Father Christmas was always a scary prospect for my girls at that age, although the youngest was a bit more confident when she saw the eldest chatting away to him. A lovely picture to look back on xx

    • Heidi
      December 10, 2015 / 9:11 pm

      I am so grateful that he took so much time to make her feel comfortable. She is still talking about having met Father Christmas even now :-).

  2. December 10, 2015 / 7:23 pm

    Phew! Thank goodness for Santa being so great with kids. Tin Box Tot couldn’t be coaxed into speaking to him at all last December but I have a feeling it will be different this year! #mycapturedmoment

    • Heidi
      December 10, 2015 / 9:14 pm

      He really was brilliant!! Hope you’ll have lots of fun when you take Tin Box Tot to see him!

  3. December 10, 2015 / 10:12 pm

    Ah Heidi so cute, he little face she looks mesmerised by him. It just so magical isn’t it ? x

    • Heidi
      December 10, 2015 / 11:13 pm

      Seeing her smile and her excited really made my day. Thanks for commenting, Sarah.

  4. December 11, 2015 / 1:23 pm

    Ah, you can tell by the way Father Christmas is holding Heidi’s hand that he’s enthralled by her excitement. What a wonderful job to go home at the end of the day and know you’ve kept the magic going for a whole bunch of little ones! Amazing and the true spirit of Christmas!!

    • Heidi
      December 11, 2015 / 2:06 pm

      I really loved that he took so much time and made her feel so comfortable. It took a few minutes before she let go of Daddy’s hand.

  5. December 12, 2015 / 12:40 am

    How lovely! I was always terrified of Santa, refused to ever visit him. Good for her for over coming the shyness & fear. Merry Christmas!

    • Heidi
      December 12, 2015 / 9:45 am

      It was so nice seeing her interact with Father Christmas after the first few shy minutes.

    • Heidi
      December 13, 2015 / 9:19 am

      Thanks. He really was ever so patient!!

  6. December 14, 2015 / 7:32 am

    This is a gorgeous photo. And he looks like an awesome Father Christmas. It is so lovely taking our little ones to see Santa. It really gets you into the Christmas spirit. Huge Mrs H xxxx #MyCapturedMoment

    • Heidi
      December 14, 2015 / 7:54 am

      Thanks! I loved seeing her interact with him. Christmas really is the best time of the year!!

  7. December 15, 2015 / 9:26 pm

    Ah we love Drusilla’s!!! How cool is Hello Kitty land? This is such a sweet picture, one to treasure. Thank you for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xxx

    • Heidi
      December 21, 2015 / 10:50 am

      We luckily live relatively close to Drusilla’s and go there quite often. Our little one LOVES Hello Kitty Land.

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