YEA!!! My friend Linda is going to play Mrs Claus with me. I did warn her that it gets addictive, and I think that she is begining to be. WE saw a amimated Mrs claus doll at goodwill. we both really liked the outfit on the doll,and we started to find cloth to make her an outfit. Her mom also wants to get in the act as our seamstress. YEA!!! i think im gonna get a new fat suit and santa robe, i am also making improvements to my suit. I am adding trim above my fur on my coat and added cuff button
Hi every one in my Christmas family.
It's Big Jim Santa from Peoria IL and I thought to give you a heads up.
At 2:00 am on the 13 of March you should set your CLOCKS Forward a HOUR A HEAD.
Because it's DAY LIGHT SAVINGS TIME / SPRING FORWARD so if you set your clocks from your curent time at 2:00 am to 3:00 am you lose a hour.
I have had the good fortune of attending a few Toy Fairs. I also live very close to Hasbro's World Headquarters. I've always thought I would love to work for a Toy company. Yeas ago, I interviewed for a marketing position with the CEO and VP of Sales of a small toy manufacturer, now owned by Hasbro. In the interview they asked me what were some of my favorite toys as a kid. Without missing a beat I listed off several of my fondest toys and went on to explain how I still have many of them to this
I am very honoured and excited to announce I will be in this new Christmas movie which will be filmed here in Manitoba. Filming started today in Stonewall, and will have more filming here in Winnipeg at The Forks. This is the 7th movie that Beethoven has made. I do not know any more details at present but will post more news as it becomes available
Question: Which of the Macy’s Santas, who work in the NYC Macy’s Santaland, get to ride on Santa’s float for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?
Answer: They all do, or at least invited to. But not as Santa Claus. One of the many costumed or uncostumed characters who ride on, or accompany, the World’s Most Famous Parade Float.
Changes in the Wind
Alfred C. Gilbert was a great toy maker. In fact, he is responsible for many of the classic toys of the early twentieth centuries, including the erector set and personal chemistry sets. He made everything from toy planes to toy trains and beyond. However, at the start of World War I all of this would change.
Gilbert's factory had been singled out to become a war munitions plant, a need that meant his Country before his beloved toys, a sacrifice made more dear as his own brother was dra
During a conversation with another Santa over the last year, the question was raised about whether or not children were changing with the times. This brought on some interesting discussion to say the least. At that time I truly doubted that children would ever totally change, and I affirmed that the simplest gifts would always be the most played with.
Then began the 2010 Season. I will admit that I was a bit discouraged when day after day I was asked for Ipads, Iphones, and other various
Wow, 2010 has been an interesting year in the Santa Community. Drama after drama, with most being provoked over the smallest word or mistyped phrase. Then there are the national problems such as Celebrate Santa. Ego upon ego being trampled, and it doesn't stop. It does get nauseating.
What I want to take away from 2010 are the good things. Mrs. Claus and I had a wonderful Christmas Season to beat all else. Every smile that was created by seeing this Santa will be forever cherished
My second season was similar to last year's inaugural Santa Claus experience. My favorite client called again and arranged a booking that added another hour to the event. Again, I made an appearance at a non-profit toy giveaway to children and families in need. And I added a new client who booked me at an apartment complex Christmas party.
Again, I made just a handful of appearances, and this was alright, given the unusual year that has been 2010. In the Spring, I guided my small, mos
Well so far so good. I have had 2 "jobs" as Santa, both volunteer. i did recieve my new mustaches that i ordered. They really look Great. when i get new pics taken i will have to post them. one question though... When i wear them, they are really itching to my nose.. i dont really want to trim them because they look great and blen in real well with my beard. is there any little tricks out there that i can do to stop or least little the itch...please let me know
thanks guys and heres to a gr
Well after 7 months of marriage, my wife is expecting a new baby!!!YEA!!! I have a 4 year old step son, i came into his life at a year and a half, so i missed the baby stuff. So i am super excited to be in on the whold thing. even if pregnacy sometimes is not so fun to be ajacent to. The due date is July 12th... five days after my brithday.
Well, after looking at some of the blogs and forums, i talked my wife into letting me buy two new laceys 007 mustaches...YEA!!!! i so hope that they blend in well with my synthectic beard... i soooo hope so.. anyway when i get new pics this year i will have to post them in my gallery. Less than a week for me now until we open the castle in stormlake. Its no Santa claus indiana, or anything too big , but its sweet and a big tradition here, so if any of you guys ever get to my neck of the woods, c
Well after a fall of being spoiled. We have our first major snowfall here in Nothwest Iowa. It looks like the North Pole out there. A few towns are even wthout electricity. And ofcourse some businesses are closed. Of course not where i work. I think it would be easier if i did have a real flying sleigh. IT would be alot easier to travel.. and think of the money i would save on gas...Of coure there would be the cost of buying special feed for the flying reindeer!
Winter is upon us!!!
Hello there fellow kringles. We are all probably alittle anxious for a new season. I did something tonight that gave me a mini heart attack. As i have said before i am making some improvements to my look. So i cut the mustache off of my set. Keep in mind that it is old. So i was trimming it and i cut alittle far.Heart attack time to the nth degree. So thankfully i know how to basic sew. so i took a thin thread and stiched it together.Save!!! It is in need of some more styling. i have wet it and
The beard and wig st i have is really old and really good. I have seperated the mustache and beard, and styled the beard. I do have facial hair and have shaved off my mustache.I was wondering if spirit gum will do what i want it too. Any tips on it please let me know, maybe if i get some new pictures this year.
Looking at all your pictures, I am begining to wonder where you guys get those gorgeous suits. i had min homemade out of velvet, it is pretty standard, but looking at those kingly suits i am seriously wanting one. Are they specialy made for you guys or did your order them. any idea where i can get the patterns?
I have been playing sants for about three years. most of the time it has been for nurisng homes and family gatherings, and ofcourse some volunteer stuff.
but as more and more people find out that i play santa i get busier and busier, so i was wondering what i reasobale fee would be to charge for my performances. i dont want to over charge but i also dont what to under sell myself and the profession as a whole. any thoughts would be helpful.
This week we reached a major milestone on ClausNet.com. On October 21, 2010 we welcomed our 1,000th member to our community. Now you may not think this is such a big deal, but consider the fact that unlike other online communities, I personally approve each and every request to become a registered member.
When I launched ClausNet.com, I had just returned from my first time attending theCharles W. Howard Santa Claus School, in Midland Michigan. As a first time student to the school, I was st
I had something happen today that is way past just strange. A father whose family I investigated, and found that he was molesting his children and abusing his wife, walked up to me and said that he would never again be with his family because of it. He said his wife is divorcing him and she is soon to regain custody of the children, in large part because she has excluded him from her life. He was not belligerent or threatening, just filled with hate, I suppose, and wanted me to know how I had
For those who feel they are at some level acquainted with me through this website, and wonder why my response to prayer requests are usually very slight, I offer the following explanation of my personal feelings. I read a book, decades ago now, "This Way For the Gas Ladies and Gentlemen" written by a survivor of the Auschwitz death camp. He was not a Jew, but he served in a workgang with two learned Polish Rabbis. For many months he heard their endless theological discussion and their many pr
As we all are aware, the Christmas season is fast approaching and it would be nice if the people in your area knew that you existed as Santa. Advertising our Santa services can sometimes be a hit or miss proposition whether we use the internet resources or the sometimes costly print or television media. I have discovered, certainly not on my own, a great source of free advertising that exists in most major television markets around the country. The TV stations created what most of them refer to
Boy, I didn't realize how long it has been since I have written a blog entry here. Well, things have been rather busy, and it seems that are beginning to again for this year. However, as I have been busy doing various things my wife, Michelle, had me cleaning out a closet here in my workshop. I came across a real treasure there. In a frame that I had forgotten about was a photo of my first "real" outing as Santa Claus. I was flooded with memories. I have included it in my gallery for you t
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