As a thank you to all of the customers who have shopped in St Andrew Street over the years, we thought we’d do something fun, free and festive to show our appreciation!

260 children with their Mummies and Daddies came to visit Santa in his grotto…. 
Santa asked how good they had been, and what pressie they really wanted from him this Christmas Eve!
Some even promised to be super good, right up to Christmas!

They also enjoyed having their photograph taken, which has been sent to all the parents via our trendy app! 

They were also treated to face painting courtesy of Kirsty of The Dress Room
and Amy, (my daughter) who’s normal speciality is hair extensions.

With a helium balloon (the ones that didn’t pop while being filled!) 
Entry into the St Andrew Street raffle for The Harrods 2013 Bear, the winner being ticket no. 48
As well as the Hertford town raffle.

Topped off with a “free cup of tea” being offered at Crave Deli and Galos.

So all in all we believe a lot of fun was had by all the kiddies, parents and the shop owners of St. Andrews Street who amazingly provided all the fun for free!!

Special thanks go to:
Party World for ALL the dress up costumes
Ilvino for supplying pizza to the grotto workers
The generous owner of the vacant shop that is up for rent, for allowing us to use the space

Set up and tidy up helpers:
Peter & Susan Brown
Kirsty from The Dress Room with hubby Ross from The Press Room
Debra from The Beauty Room, her son Jonathon (the giant elf), and her sister Karen for all the amazing leaflets and art work 
Louisa from Loulebelle
Jo from The Flower Bar
Helium balloon blowing help from The Women’s Society
Mother Christmas (Pam – my mum) for organising all the form-filling-in, enabling us to successfully deliver the images to the parents
Flora for being a super Santa’s helper
Steve and his family from Castle Flooring

With super special thanks to the jolly fat men in red!
Paul (my hubby)
Guy from Castle Flooring
Charles from St Andrew’s Church
Jeptha from Galos
And Peter from Peter & Susan Brown

Kimberley and I had great fun photographing all the kiddies with Santa
So from The Photography by Louise team, we wish you all a Very Merry Christmas, 
and hope that Santa brings you all that he promised!