It’s that time of year again when millions of parents attempt to catch the essence of their offspring’s charm on camera in order to send pictures of said cherubs far and wide to relatives, friends, former neighbors, etc. 

My dilemma is this – we have a cute picture of the boys sitting on Santa’s lap from a ride on the “Santa Express” train we rode over the long weekend.  It is a much better picture of them than the multiple dozens we had attempted over the prior week.  Time is running short.  mr. jolt wants to use the santa pic for the holiday card.  I, however, don’t want to impose santa on my non-santafying friends, and, frankly, don’t really want to include some stranger in a suit in our yearly photo.

Any suggestions?