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New retailers for Santa Is My Friend! October 13, 2016 14:26

The word gratitude doesn't even begin to cover. We LOVE our retailers! We are so thankful for all the new retailers that have joined the Santa Is My Friend family! Your kind words and praise are so encouraging. Look for Santa Is My Friend on the shelf at these fine retailers here. Interested in selling Santa Is My Friend in your retail store, click here to complete the retailer application and one of Santa's elves will be in touch shortly!

Dallas Market Center 2016 January 20, 2016 09:46

We're pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at the holiday show at Dallas Market Center from January 21-24. Stop by booth #5414 and say hello to the team from Santa Is My Friend!

Thank You! December 10, 2015 17:01

We are grateful and feel bless for the warm reception and kind words we have received regarding the release of Santa Is My Friend®! This is what a few of our customers had to say after receiving their books:

"I am totally IN LOVE! I gave my daughter one to use with the kids, but I selfishly kept one for myself. Oh, Kelly! The book is beautiful and the story is so sweet! I'm so proud to own my copy and thanks for the autographs!" - Cindy

"I am so excited! I just got my books in and they are amazing. The illustrations are beautiful and I can't wait to give it to the little boy who is so scared of Santa!" - Jana

Thanks to all of you that have purchased and supported us throughout this journey!



Look for us at Santa's Wonderland! November 24, 2015 11:34

We're proud to have Santa Is My Friend available for sale in the Santa's Town gift shop at Santa's Wonderland in College Station, TX! Look for us throughout the Christmas season doing book signings of Santa Is My Friend! Click here to learn more about Santa's Wonderland!

KBTX Channel 3 - Brazos Valley This Morning Show November 13, 2015 22:54

Kelly & Marisa - KBTX
What an exciting week! Our books finally arrived and we began the shipping process. The books also went on sale in the gift shop at Santa’s Wonderland in College Station. Marisa and I were invited to appear on The Brazos Valley Morning Show at KBTX in College Station and we worked a booth at the BayArea Nutcracker Market at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, TX. These were all exciting activities to say the least. We are very thankful for the kind words and wonderful support offered by
friends, family, and customers. Watch the live interview with me and Marisa here!

-Kelly Melancon

Friends for Life! November 06, 2015 15:02

I had the awesome opportunity of attend training and orientation at the Friends For Life Animal Rescue and Adoption Organization in Houston, TX. Such an amazing staff and precious pets. It is a nonprofit “no kill” shelter. The shelter is one of the organizations our business chose to sponsor. My kids and I have a huge heart for animals. I would love to see Houston transform to a “no kill” city. I’m definitely looking forward to spending time at the shelter assisting with the animals and adoption process! You can learn more about Friends for Life by visiting their site here.

-Kelly Melancon

My Favorite Recipes! October 29, 2015 14:58

As we approach the Christmas season, so many fond memories come to mind. One of my favorite activities as a child was baking cookies for Santa and putting out reindeer dust for the reindeer, including Rudolph himself to enjoy. My mom, both sisters, and I would bake chocolate chip cookies and decorate homemade sugar cookies for Santa. He absolutely LOVED the treats we left out for him along with a warm cup of cocoa. I’m positive Santa needed a snack by the time he reached our home. While Santa enjoyed his treats, the reindeer recharged their energy with the reindeer dust that my sisters and I graciously sprinkled on the lawn Christmas Eve night. I have included a link for the cookie recipes, magic reindeer dust and the hot cocoa. Santa and his reindeer really do enjoy them!

-Kelly Melancon

YouTube Channel October 24, 2015 16:53

Be sure and subscribe to our YouTube channel for exciting behind the scenes videos from Santa Is My Friend!

Now Available on Amazon! October 16, 2015 15:21

Santa Is My Friend is now available for purchase on Amazon! Click here to view!

Santa Is My Friend Press Release October 01, 2015 23:27

Enchanting New Children’s Book Invites Kids to Become Buddies with the Jolliest of Them All: Santa Claus

Written by Marisa Medlin and Kelly Melancon, ‘Santa Is My Friend’ is a unique new festive book, inspired by Medlin’s many experiences dealing with tears, fears and second-thoughts as her son sat on Santa’s knee. Teaming up with Melancon, the mother-daughter duo set out to create a spellbinding new picture book to teach children that Santa is actually their friend. The book package also includes a 5x7 keepsake picture frame, to provide children with a sense of accomplishment by displaying a photo with Santa after they have conquered their fear.

For Immediate Release

Magnolia, TX, October 1, 2015 –
 Like millions of parents around the world, Marisa Medlin and her Husband Shawn patiently waited in line so their two year-old son, Cannon, could meet Santa. When Cannon’s time came to sit on that world-famous knee... (read more)

Supporting our Community September 24, 2015 08:44

Kelly Melancon & her sister Kim


Co-author Kelly Melancon enjoys a healthy lifestyle as well as supporting various community organizations. She recently ran in the Running Of The Bulls 5K hosted by the Houston Texans Foundation – Champions for Youth. Since 2002, the Houston Texans Foundation has raised over $25 million at fundraising events to support children’s education, character development as well as health and fitness.  

Upload Your Picture with Santa! August 19, 2015 15:59

We love pictures with Santa! You can now upload your photo with Santa directly on our site! 

...and we're live! July 31, 2015 11:09 has officially launched and ready for business!

Social Media! July 30, 2015 12:59

Be sure to follow us on social media using the icons at the bottom of our page! Tag comments or photos with #Santaismyfriend

162 Days Until Christmas! July 15, 2015 19:02

162 more days until Christmas and even less for the release of Santa Is My Friend!

Santa Is My Friend Picture Frame July 10, 2015 15:45

We just received our first Santa Is My Friend keepsake picture frame and it looks awesome.  Your child is going to love it!

Book Illustrations May 26, 2015 21:07

The final sketches of the Santa Is My Friend book are getting approved this week and they look amazing!

Lift Off! March 22, 2015 01:09

Exciting! The Santa is My Friend book has been written and is going through the editing and illustration process! Everyone here is excited about it's launch!