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Warm Wishes to My Santa Moments in 2014!

December 24th, 2014 | Filed under: Holiday Events Holiday traditions My Albums | Posted by Elf jennifer

Baby

First Christmas!

2 Girls

Secret Santa

Dog

Santa’s fury friends

Faces

You’re never too old to see Santa!

Straight face Santa

Serious Santa

Fury Friend

Santa’s fury friends 2

Happy Santa

Happy Santa!

An Elf’s Favorite: Ooey Gooey Chocolate Cookies

December 18th, 2014 | Filed under: cookie recipies helpful hints Holiday traditions seasonal recipes | Posted by Elf jennifer

These little bites are the perfect escape for your taste buds this holiday season! Mrs. Claus makes these delectable treats for us elves when we’ve had an exceptionally busy day. They have a light crisp exterior and a gooey melty interior, and not to say they are most pleasing to the eye on any holiday table!

Cookies

To make these charming treats all you need is:

3 tablespoons butter, melted

½ cup sugar

1 large egg

½ teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

½ cup flour

½ teaspoon baking powder

⅛ teaspoon salt

¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips

Powdered Sugar

– In an electric mixing bowl combine the butter, sugar and vanilla until smooth.

– Crack the egg in and mix until smooth

– In a separate bowl whisk together the cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt.

– Add the flour to the wet mixture sifting little by little, mixing between each add.

– Then fold in the chocolate chips.

– Now cover the bowl and allow to chill in the fridge for at least an hour, until the dough is firm enough to handle.

– While the dough is chilling prepare your baking pans by lining them with foil. This helps to prevent powdered sugar from sticking to your bakeware.

– Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare ½ cup of powdered sugar into a small bowl (you may need more but this is a good start).

– After the dough is chilled, use a spoon to form 1 inch balls and roll them in the powdered sugar until coated all around.

– Bake for 12 minutes.

Enjoy!

Let’s Keep it Local — Northwest Local!

November 12th, 2014 | Filed under: helpful hints Holiday traditions news planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

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Finding unique holiday gifts for your loved ones can be difficult in the whirlwind of the holiday season. That’s why there is Small Business Saturday reminding you to make an experience out of shopping.

Take a day to slow it down and see what locals have to offer; visit some local shops, get a snack at an independently owned bakery, then come get your photo with Santa! Yep, that’s right, Arthur & Associates Holiday Photography is a business with local roots as deep as 1943. The holiday business has been family owned and operated for three generations!

Because the Viydo’s are a local family, they take pride in providing extraordinary holiday experiences for the members of the community. Make lasting memories within your community this holiday season. Slow down and remember to give back and keep your local roots strong.

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Ho, Ho, Ho, Holiday Lights in the Puget Sound!

November 13th, 2013 | Filed under: helpful hints Holiday traditions | Posted by Elf jennifer

There are a few places to go see some fabulous lights around the Puget Sound! Bring the kiddos, a thermos of hot cocoa, and a bright cheery mood! The first outing I would like to share with you is within the city of Seattle at the Woodland Park Zoo. Wildlights is the name of the event, open November 29th, 2013 – January 4th, 2014; 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM. They feature impressive light displays both inside and out, have special reindeer guests, and you can have a snowball fight! Tickets are under $10 and they also have an ongoing photo contest for the holiday season. So bring your friends and family, and your camera! Visit the Wildlights website!

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If you inhabit the south end of the Puget Sound, no worries there is a closer light show to you! At the Point Defiance Zoo they put on a pretty good show; with a scuba diving Santa and a carousel. Tickets are cheaper for members, but check out the Zoolights Website for prices and scuba Santa times! Check out the Point Defiance Zoo November 29th – January 5th!

Santa Ornament(Photo Credit Ali lvmark of Pinterest)

Go Seahawks!!!!

December 23rd, 2012 | Filed under: news | Posted by Elf jennifer

We love a family that shows their team spirit!

Celebrating Hanukkah with Santa

December 19th, 2011 | Filed under: news | Posted by Elf jennifer

Wrap those presents, finish baking those cookies and be sure to come visit Santa.

Tradition at Lake Forest Park

December 18th, 2011 | Filed under: news | Posted by Elf jennifer

Capturing holiday memories that last a lifetime.  That’s what we do.

Mrs. Ostrowski brought in her scrapbook of her grandkids with Santa from the last 16 years or so.  She sat on Santa’s lap and shared the book. Every photo had a story and a memory.  That’s what we do.

North end Santa!

December 12th, 2010 | Filed under: planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

It’s not quite the North Pole, but it’s as far north as we go!

Come visit Santa in the big gold chair at Everett Mall!

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Don’t forget to bring your letter for Santa. 🙂

Send your letter to Santa…

December 7th, 2010 | Filed under: planning your visit | Posted by Elf jennifer

…and help make wishes come true!

Macy’s has partnered with the Make-A-Wish Foundation!

Bring your stamped letter when you visit Santa at downtown Macy’s and drop it into Santa’s mailbox.  For every letter received, Macy’s will donate $1 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation–AND will deliver the letters to the post office.

Start here to write your letter and thank you for making dreams come true!