Santa photos have really changed since I was a kid. In order to take home a photo, you're looking at forking out $15-$45!

This Wednesday, keep your cash in your pocket and come see Santa at Pioneer Federal Credit Union at 850 E Fairview in Meridian! On December 19, Santa will visit and take pictures with kids from 3-5 p.m. In exchange for a photo with the man in red, PFCU asks you to make a donation of a non-perishable food item to the Idaho Food Bank through their branch.  If you ask me, paying it forward for a photo is ten times better than paying out a wad of cash for one!

If your first adventure trying to get a photo of your littles and Santa together was an absolute disaster this year (we're talking uncontrollable crying fits or refusing to look at the camera) this is a cost effective way to have a second chance!

While Santa's there, Pioneer wants to help teach your kids smart savings habits that will beneficial years down the road! That's why they're covering the $25 it costs to open one of their Super Star Youth Savings accounts and match up to a $10 deposit that your child makes in their account.