Each year we hold a pancake breakfast with Santa. We usually hold this the first Saturday in December. We also have with it a gift store
(we call it the Elf Shelf) from which children can purchase gifts for their parents, bothers, sisters inexpensively
($1.00-$5.00 etc) We purchase items for this store all year long on sale and from the dollar stores. We take photos of children on Santas lap for $2.00 - All toll we can make as much as $1,000 not bad for a days work!