Can you hear those sleigh bells? Father Christmas is on his way and people all across the globe are making preparations for his arrival, but have you ever wondered how to catch a sneaky glimpse of the big man himself of Christmas Eve? If so, you’re not alone! As your number one photo printing destination, we have noticed an emerging trend in recent years, where a few lucky people have managed to sneak a peek of Father Christmas and have turned to us to print these incredibly special photos. Catching him in the act isn’t easy, but we’ve donned our investigative goggles and spoken to some of our most sneaky customers for all the top tips on how to spot Father Christmas as he visits your home this Christmas!
Step One: Write Your Christmas List
The first step for anyone on Father Christmas watch is to make sure he comes in the first place! Write your Christmas list down and send it off to the North Pole so he’ll know to visit you. The only thing that remains is to be good! When you’ve posted your list and you’re sure you’re on his nice list, it’s time to move on to…
Step Two: Give Him a Warm Welcome
We’ve been told that the trick to getting the perfect photo of Father Christmas is to get him to stick around as long as possible, giving you a good window of opportunity to capture a photo. Of course, he is on a very tight schedule on Christmas Eve, so chances are he’ll be keen to get going as soon as possible, but the good news is you can stop him in his tracks for a short while.
They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and this certainly seems to be a successful distraction technique for Father Christmas! Our sources have revealed that the best items to leave out for him are mince pies and a glass of milk. Plus, if you leave a carrot, Rudolph may even make an appearance too!
Step Three: Get Into Your Hiding Spot
This one’s for the adults – it’s a well-known fact that little ones must be asleep when Father Christmas visits, but there’s no such rule for the grown-ups in the house! We recommend finding a quiet corner somewhere near to the Christmas tree and taking shelter behind a piece of furniture. Be sure to stay nice and quiet, and keep yourself out of view – if he catches you, you’ll be on the naughty list for life!
It’s hard to know exactly when he’ll turn up, so kit yourself out with snacks and a drink, keep your eyes open and stay sharp… he could arrive at any moment!
Step Four: Take Your Special Photo
The time has come! You’ll need to be quick and nimble, so a smartphone is your best bet here. Sometimes it can be difficult to spot Father Christmas in the dark, so we highly recommend downloading the app ‘Capture the Magic’ – just open up the app, snap your photo and add a sticker to reveal Father Christmas. We’re sure you and your family will love the magic of spotting him right there in front of you!
Step Five: Keep the Memory Alive
Not only will you now have spotted Father Christmas in your own home, but you’ll also have photo evidence to prove it! Here’s the perfect chance to use your snap to create a gift for a little one in your life. Try printing your photo on a Personalised Jigsaw for a child to piece together on Christmas Day for evidence that ‘he’s been’, a Photo Snow Globe for a bit of festive fun, or a jolly Photo Reindeer wearing a t-shirt with your picture that could have been left behind by Rudolph himself!
Be sure to check out our last order dates to have your special gift in time for Christmas – plenty of products must be ordered by this Friday (13th December) to ensure they arrive in time to be unwrapped on Christmas morning. What’s more magical than a child opening a present from Father Christmas with a picture of him in their very own home?
If you’re ready to create your own Christmas photo gift, just download our Creator Software and explore the range of products and options on offer. We think you’ll have just as much fun creating your masterpiece as you did taking the photo!
Now you have your prize photo, keep hold of the memory and don’t forget to share it with us on social media using the hashtag #CEWEphoto. Happy snapping and Merry Christmas from all at CEWE!