Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Marlene Buchanan has the honor of knowing Santa personally.
I told you once that I was older than dirt. I taught Elvis in high school and I attended kindergarten through graduation with Santa Claus. Yep. I remember Santa when he didn’t know what a whisker was, let alone how to grow a beard! You know, Santa is not born Santa Claus. He has to be chosen for that job because of his kindness and love for children. David Childs was tapped to be Santa Claus quite a few years ago. From the beautiful white beard and rosy cheeks to the loving personality and deep heartfelt laugh, David is Santa. Santa David is a very generous, gregarious man with the tender heart of Santa Claus and the true Christmas Spirit. Childs was chosen as Santa because he embodies the ideal we all hold of that delightful being, and he…
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Capturing Christmas lights on your camera can be a challenge. Get some tips. Photograph your lights. You could win $100,000.
Are you one of those lovers of the holidays that puts up sparkly ights to see how pretty they look when it gets dark? If so, we know you want to capture those lights on your camera. However, getting those lights to look right in your pictures can be more of a challenge than you bargained for. Professional photographers have lot of experience and cameras with all sorts of settings that most of us wouldn’t know what to do with. Here are three tips for the amateur photographers out there. Use these tips to take a picture of your holiday lights. Post the picture to the Snellville Deck the Halls contest page and you could win $100,000 for your school district. Want to get more technical than that? Here are some other resources for taking …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Thanks to a very special U.S. Postal Service program, Santa Claus will reply to children who mail him their Christmas wish lists this holiday season.
Every year, millions of children sit down to make a wish list for Santa, hoping he will make all of their Christmas dreams come true. But what if Santa actually wrote back? The United States Postal Service is now accepting "Letters From Santa," a program that allows any person to play Santa by sending a letter signed by Saint Nick to any child. According to a postal service news release, "The 'Letters From Santa' program helps parents fulfill the dreams of their own children." Instructions to send a letter from Santa: In Gwinnett, letters to Santa can be dropped off at any post office location. Find a post office close to you by clicking here. TELL US: Do your children or children in your family plan on writing a letter to Santa this year?
Sunday, November 25, 2012
Thousands of people gathered to celebrate the 31st Annual Lighting of the Tree.
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Thursday, November 22, 2012
The 60-foot tall Christmas Tree next to Snellville City Hall will come to life on Saturday, Nov. 24th as the city of Snellville celebrates the 31st annual Christmas Tree Lighting.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta spreads holiday cheer with annual card program. Yu is one of eight children whose work is featured in the cards.
Through tin soldiers, angels and smiling snowmen, eight children from metro Atlanta are sharing their creativity for a good cause: the 2012 Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Holiday Card Program. Each of the children’s artwork comprises one of eight Christmas, Hanukah or winter-themed greetings cards that will raise money for the Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Amy Yu, 11, of Snellville, donated her holiday artwork titled “Caroling Angel” for the cause. Her artwork was among eight pieces selected for inclusion in the program. Amy Yu loves to see the smiling faces of the doctors and nurses at Children’s, which she visits regularly for therapy for an autism spectrum disorder. The 11-year-old excels…