JOPLIN, Mo. -
Getting your child's pictures taken with Santa Clause is a common tradition, but one that can be pricey on top of holiday shopping expenses.
Arvest Bank in Joplin held a photo op with Santa himself and Mrs.Clause free of charge.
Throughout the morning more than 40 kids and even a few dogs came in to say cheese on Kris Kringle's lap.
Representatives with Arvest Bank say this is a small way to take a financial burden off of families during this busy and often expensive time of year.
This is their first year offering the event, and they plan to hold it again next year after the great turnout.