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Mum reveals magical Ring doorbell trick that shows Santa delivering presents

Mum reveals magical Ring doorbell trick that shows Santa delivering presents

This handy hack is guaranteed to put a smile on your kids' faces this Christmas

It's officially Christmas Eve, which means the day we've all been waiting for is just hours away.

And as elated youngsters all over the world settle in for a night of restless sleeping - having left a carrot out for Rudolph and a mince pie out for the big guy himself - one mum has revealed a handy hack that is guaranteed to top off your Christmas Day.

You may have already spotted Santa waving hello to the good little boys and girls visiting your local shopping centres or appearing in a festive film.

But, as all parents know, you won't be able to see the real Father Christmas until he sets off across the world to drop off presents for Christmas morning.

So whilst kids across the globe are full of hope that they'll be able to spot him in action as he flies over the UK in his sleigh tonight, one mum is relying on a newer technology sources of technology to make that happen.

In a post on Facebook, the woman in question, Emma Andersen wrote: "My children think they are going to catch Father Christmas on the Ring doorbell - we don't have a chimney so he uses a magic key.

"They have asked if they can check the camera on Christmas Day."

Emma shared her how-to guide online.
Emma Andersen/Facebook

While this post is indication that children are definitely getting too smart for us, the mum attempted to keep the upper hand by asking a tech-savvy Facebook user to help out by editing a still image from her Ring doorbell camera.

She wrote: "I was just wondering if anyone could edit Father Christmas on his sleigh flying across it... I don't want to be caught out by this."

Thankfully, Christmas is a time for generosity and so numerous people have shared their advice on how to convince kids of Santa's magic.

One woman, named Emma, replied to the post with an image showing the scene from the mum's Ring camera, except this time Father Christmas could be seen moving across the top of the image in his sleigh.

The edited picture showed Santa flying through the air.
Emma Anderson/Facebook

The impressive edit saw Emma flooded with requests from other users, so she shared a 'how-to' explanation to allow other people with doorbell cameras to try it for themselves.

In her post, she explained she had used Canva Pro to do the edit, which involves going into 'elements', searching 'Santa sleigh' and clicking 'video'.

This image can be moved on to the doorbell screenshot used as the background for the scene, then the transparency can be edited to make the image look more 'realistic'.

"If the transparency doesn't match your image, go back into elements and add a square over the remaining section of your image and again adjust the transparency to suit," she wrote, adding: "Merry Christmas guys! Hope this helps!"

The hack is the perfect surprise for parents to give to the youngsters.

Emma wasn't the only Facebook user sharing advice as another mum also shared an image the original poster could use, showing Santa poking his head into the frame of her Ring doorbell image.

She responded to the post, writing: "How about this one !! The app I use for my son."

The user said the app used to be called 'Capture The Magic', but is now titled 'Catch Santa'. If Canva isn't for you, then the Capture The Magic app is one of a number of downloadable apps which allow the user to take a picture and add Santa into the scene.

Featured Image Credit: Credit: Stephen Barnes/Technology/EyeWolf/Getty Images

Topics: Christmas, Technology, Parenting