Santa Should See The World With Children’s Eyes

Santa find your inner child. My advice to Santas for hire? I’d say the No. 1 on your “to do” list is to focus on being interested, more then being interesting. We spend a lot of time as Santas focusing (I might even say obsessing?) on ourselves. Honing our craft through Santa classes, choosing the […]

Santa’s Smile… is Worth a 1000 Words

Santa’s smile, the flash goes off… were you ready? Santa’s smile should brighten a room! Always be ready with the perfect Santa’s smile? That’s your job, “to be ready”, after you’ve said your hellos and got them all posed properly. That’s when it’s easy to have the smile of our face. But there are smartphones, […]


Great Santa… How do we make our Santa great! WHAT MAKES A GREAT SANTA… Brilliant? You can spend $$$$$ on a great suit, have a fantastic beard, ring the most expensive shiny brass bell… even having live Reindeer! But, none of that make’s you a brilliantly great Santa Claus. Is your Santa truly in the […]

Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday.”

Mardi Gras Father Yule, John Rakestraw is celebrating Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) – Carnival is filled with parades, balls and other celebrations leading up to Mardi Gras, which is French for “Fat Tuesday.” The party animal is alive and well in Springfield, Oregon. What is Mardi Gras and how do we celebrate? Fat Tuesday, in […]

Year of the Monkey, How Best to Celebrate

Year of the Monkey, it’s beautiful to see Chinese New Year become a global celebration with deeply rooted cultural symbolism that plays out in the art of food, dance and fun. These lush events mark a time to honor ancestors and deities, focus on and set your intentions for the year ahead and create opportunities […]

50 Best Super Bowl Commercials

50 Best Super Bowl Commercials that makes watching the game more fun for the fans… even better then the half-time entertainment The Super Bowl has featured the best of the best TV commercials to ever play on game day. So many of them are memorable, whether it’s because they send a strong message, because they’re […]

Super Bowl Commercials

Super bowl commerials are so fun to watch! 2016 airing of the Super Bowl Commercials is just about to happen, and like every year you can get a sneak peak at the funny, teary eyed, and just crazy ads. So far, 41 brands have officially announced their plans to advertise during the Golden Super Bowl.. […]

Oregon Santa for Rent

Oregon Santa for Rent, are you looking for an EXTRAORDINARY Real Bearded Father Yule / Father Christmas / Santa Claus to appear at your company holiday party, community event, home party or on TV or Streaming video (Skype/Google Hangout On Air)? The great fun and experience of having a Oregon Santa for rent come to […]

How to Hire A Santa Claus

How to Hire A Santa Claus… all year is the best time to be jolly, and no one does jolly like that brilliant old elf, Santa. Thinking of adding the “ho-ho-ho” factor at your store, family or corporate party? Here’s how to hire a Father Yule who’s appropriate for your special event. Consider Your Needs […]

January 2016

January 2016 | Events | A Welcome | Rants of Creative Empowerment | My YouTube | My Books | Rakestraw Book Design . January 2016, Events bring people and communities together. What joyous wonder is “Father Yule” John Rakestraw doing this month? Schedule your event with a EXTRAORDINARY Real Bearded Father Yule | Father Christmas […]