Christmas Checklist… First task: Pictures with Santa at the Summit!


Photo by Amanda Moses

Did everyone get enough Turkey and trimmings to get them through the next month??  I hope so!!  I know I did and I’m officially in Christmas mode.  After dinner, I ended up doing a little Black Friday shopping at The Summit.  I posted all the deals on Instagram Stories. Hours and store deals are found in the last two blog posts (here and here) in case you are interested in reading them.  Briefly, Gap has a monster sale and so did Belk.  I scored bigtime!

Anywho, as of today, I am prepping for Christmas.  We will be undergoing a kitchen remodel in the coming weeks (more to come on that), but should be ready for Christmas and I am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!!!!!  So excited.  First item on my to-do list:  Christmas cards. Plan is to get photos taken, printed and mailed by next week.

This year, I plan to use pics from our visit to the North Pole at The Summit.  If you haven’t been there before, it is this SUPER cute space in Saks Plaza (the area by Saks Fifth Avenue, Loft, JCrew, etc).  Beginning today, Friday, November 25 through December 24, you (and/or your kids) can have your picture taken with Santa!! He’s going to be hanging out at the North Pole for the next month.  Don’t worry, the elves are taking care of toy orders. 😉





The North Pole at the Summit is this amazing place with things to do and eat for the kids and also for you!  When you walk in, displays from Sugar Boo, Leaf and Petal (including a Christmas Tree Farm), Birmingham Candy and others line the sides of the space.



Photos by Jennifer Hagler



The North Pole experience and visiting with Santa are free of charge, while professional photos by are available for purchase Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Check out this adorable photo by Amanda Moses of my boys with Santa at the North Pole!

Appointments to have pictures taken with Santa are available by clicking HERE.

*Walk-ins are welcome as well. 

When you click on the link, you will be taken to this page:

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Click on the “BOOK AN APPOINTMENT” button, and that will lead you here:

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There, you have the option to book an appointment to take a photo with Santa or with Ruffy Claus!  Fill in all the necessary info and voila!  You’re all set!

The Santa Photo with Amanda Moses Photography Fee includes: sitting fee, 1-4×6 print, and 1- digital file (with rights to print). Additional digital files can be purchased on-site. Professional Photography only available Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12-6 PM.

If you are interested in booking, Santa Hours are:
Monday: 12-6 PM
Tuesday: 12-4 PM
Wednesday: 12-6 PM
Thursday: 12-6 PM
Friday: 12-6 PM { Professional photography available + appointments }*
Saturday: 12-6 PM { Professional photography available + appointments }*
Sunday: 12-6 PM { Professional photography available + appointments }*

My friend Heather of My Life Well Loved also had photos taken of her adorable son with Santa, so be sure to check out her post as well for additional Christmas Card inspiration!



Photos by Amanda Moses

Let me know if you make it to the North Pole in the coming weeks!  I plan to go again and this time, plan to do some shopping.  I did walk away with some Birmingham candy before leaving because well, it was simply irresistible.  After all, I must add some fat to my body so I don’t freeze this winter.  Bears, squirrels, and other animals do it…so…I should too, right?!  LOL.  Sigh, I know, the answer is no.  But, life is short, so eat the candy, take your picture with Santa, and simply…be merry!!



PS – If you’re a bit nutzo like me and need ANOTHER checklist in your life, check out this one I made for Christmas.  You’re welcome. 😉

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PDF version to print here: christmas-checklist


Until next time!  Stay ‘Chic’!


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