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Can you imagine a place where the magic and wonder of Christmas with Santa could come alive? Where children could visit with santa to read a story, ride in his sleigh, look for the North Pole, give Santa their Christmas list, see if they are on the nice list and share milk and cookies with santa? It’s every child’s dream come true! What if there were such a place? What if, your child could spend time with Santa without standing in line for hours? What if they could have beautiful portraits created all while having this amazing experience?  Do your children dream of the same thing?  Now, you can provide them with that experience all while receiving artistic fine art portraits of them interacting with Santa.

A yearly tradition here at Brownlee's Portrait Cottage for the past 10 years.  Santa flies in from the North Pole to visit with us and our clients for one very special day.  The Saturday after Thanksgiving.

All sessions are private, pre-scheduled appointment times 30 minutes in length. I sell out every year! During this time your child will experience reading a story, sharing milk and cookies, finding the North Pole on the globe, finding their names on the "Nice" List and so much more.  

Each set is custom designed every year by Shari with authentic props to help tell the story of your child's experience with Santa. Santa is not always in his traditional red and white suit.  Sometimes he will appear in his Father Christmas Costume.  Santa's eyes twinkle when he smiles and his belly jiggles when he laughs.  Santa takes great care to ensure that each child has the experience of a lifetime.  For many clients this has become a yearly tradition.

Our fine art portrait collections provide for a variety of artwork to display in your home and share with family and friends.  All of your friends will RAVE about receiving your holiday card and you will see it displayed in their home every time you visit them.  They will "ohh" and  "awe" as they enter your home to see your beautiful wall portrait of your children with Santa displayed in your home and ask "where did you get that?"

Sessions for this year have already began scheduling.  Session fees are only $79 until June 1st.  Then they go up to $99!!  Don't wait.  Chances are if you do, all available sessions will be taken.  Call Shari to schedule your child's experience of a lifetime. 724.223.1503


What my Clients have said about their child's experience:


Our experience with Father Christmas was wonderful! Shari was extremely patient with our 19 month old twins and created beautiful memories that my husband and I will cherish forever. Shari captured the magic of Christmas with my children and this will become one of our family traditions for many years to come.   -Alycia and Justin Dorsey, Avella Pa. 


My children really enjoy their visit with Santa when we go to Brownlee's Portrait Cottage. This was our second year with Father Christmas. The set is always unique and beautifully staged. Shari is a true artist.  Julia Cox  Valley Grove, WV.