There’s an old adage that says a picture’s worth a thousand words, and when it comes to capturing a picture of Santa Claus in your house, it’s certainly true. If you had a picture like that to show your kids, they’d probably either be speechless for the equivalent of a thousand words or so excited they’d chatter that long. And now you can get a picture like that.

Through the magic of sites like Capture The Magic and The Santa Video, you can now get proof of Santa’s visit to show your kids.

All you need to do is visit Capture The Magic and upload a photo of your living room, family room, or wherever you want to “catch Santa” in the act. Then choose your favorite image of Santa Claus and use the easy online tools to adjust the image until Rudolph himself won’t be able to tell that you didn’t actually stay up until midnight to catch Santa at work. You don’t need any special skills or artistic abilities to pull off this magic; if you can upload a photo, you’ll be able to create a believable photo of Santa in your home.

And if you want to take it a step further, you can use the same photo to capture a video of Santa in your house at The Santa Once again, all you’ll need is the ability to upload a photo and make a few tweaks, and they’ll do all the rest. Take a look at the video below to see how believable your video will look.

A picture may be worth a thousand words, but seeing your kids’ face light up when they see a video or picture of Santa in your house will be priceless.