This year’s Santa portraits were incredible! From the jolly lady herself, to the incredible photography of Malik Cumbo, to all the smiling (and some not smiling) kids, to our elves from UrbanSitter, to the folks at Mini Jake; both days really brought out the Christmas spirit!
We want to thank UrbanSitter for providing lady Santa and being on hand to help each family sign in and get their portrait. Plus every family received an UrbanSitter $75 gift card. Who couldn’t use FREE babysitting? Do I hear date night for new years?
This years photographer, Malik Cumbo, captured each moment perfectly. Sitting on Santa’s lap isn’t as easy as it sounds, so Malik worked with each family to be sure they received an image they loved…
Hip Tot has been working with renowned Lady Santa, Erica Goepel, since 2008. Needless to say, they are a seasoned team who can deal with nearly any situation that comes their way. Erica’s role as Santa fills her with joy. She told the Wall Street Journal in 2012, “I am really, 100%, always, wholeheartedly into Christmas,” and it sure does show. You can see her smile, even through her Santa beard.
Big thanks to Mini Jake for hosting this years event. Our delicate backdrop of perfect snowflakes and furry creatures was created by Mini Jake owner (and artist), Inga Rodgers. Not only can she pick out the best in modern children’s furniture and toys, Inga is an incredible artist. Next time you are in the store, look up. You are sure to see some amazing creations made by Inga using mostly recycled packaging.
We can’t forget to thank our friends at With Love, From Brooklyn for donating a Brooklyn Sweet Tooth gift bucket worth $75! It is chock full of locally made artisan treats and packaged in a super cool clear paint can. Congratulation to Marcella Sierra for winning the gift bucket!
With Love, From Brooklyn and their cool gift buckets were just featured on Channel 4 News from their booth at The Grand Central Holiday Fair in Vanderbilt Hall. If you’re in midtown go to Grand Central and see what all the fuss is about. Bet you will find some treats for everyone on your list, including yourself. If you can’t make it to midtown go online to see what With Love, From Brooklyn has to offer. Check out their corporate catalog that was designed by our very own Gabby from Hip Tot.