Fire-Breathing Santa


5″x7″ card and envelope

Photos by Paul Lavoie, Peace River, AB


Someone forgot to put out the milk and cookie, eh?!

Ho Ho HHHhhhhooo! Merry Christmas!


Paul Lavoie is a photographer who has travelled the world and has an eye for unusual angles on life. He loves photographing his friends doing crazy things like breathing fire to celebrate Christmas in the frozen north. See more of his work at or
Doug Thompson is a journeyman pressure welder in northern Alberta and owner of Hell ‘n’ Back Welding. His fascination with fire is shared by his belly-dancer wife, Susan, and in 2011, they founded “Circus of Hell,” a theatrical troupe performing fire eating, fire dance, stilting, contortion and spinning. Doug is also a metal artist, and he and his daughter, Trinity, create eternal flowers. Check them out at,, and
Amaranth & Rose Handwrought Flowers” on Facebook.