Some of our Christmas Santas have come out to play. Yes, that's what I said. This is only part of the collection! I apologize for my centered text. I've tried to get it to stop centering about five times.
I began collecting Santas before I was married. Eventually, I decided that it would have to be a very special Santa for me to buy another one.
That's when I started receiving them as gifts.
So, the collection continued to grow. The collection is out of control.
I do enjoy seeing each one of them when I bring them out for Christmas.
I remember where and from whom each Santa came.
Some of them belonged to my mother and some belonged to my husband's mother.
I love all of the reminders of special friends and family members who originally owned the Santas.
And I enjoy remembering special times with my sweetheart when we purchased a Santa.
I'm displaying more of the Santas elsewhere, and I will try to post those pictures soon.
I hope you don't remember that last week I said I was calling our Christmas mantel done (here). I should know better than to say that. I am always tweaking something in our home.
I have a friend, who has great decorating sense, and when she told me I needed something taller on the ends of the mantel, I tried it. She was right! I like it a lot better now, and it will stay this way until Christmas (maybe).