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Thursday, December 15, 2016

I HAVE A LITTLE SANTA COLLECTION

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My Santa collection started small.

Santas in the hutch

Before I married, I had a collection of three.

Santa Decor on top of the hutch

That was 47 years ago, and my husband and other family and friends have added to the collection, and it has gotten out of control!

Santa Collection

My mother and my mother-in-law had a few Santas, which I inherited.

Santa Collection Out of Control

Okay, I'll admit I've bought a few special Santa figures for myself over the last 47 years.

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But it's been a long time since I bought one. The thought of finding some place to display it during Christmas and to put it up after Christmas stops any thought of adding to the collection.

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I even have a Santa bucket to hold my lamp.

An over-population of Santas

Have you ever seen such an out-of-control collection?

Santas everywhere

I do enjoy seeing each of them when I get them out for the holidays, but, as we all know, putting them back up is not fun.

So many Santas

Santa is in the house

The stockings are hung

The stockings are hung below the Santas. He can admire all the images of himself as he fills our stockings. We have a bag of reindeer feed to fuel his transportation.

Cookies for Santa

 And, of course, cookies and milk for Santa. Is it obvious we're trying to get on his good side?
 
Santa and our grandchildren

All six of our grandchildren have put in their requests. 

 Thank you for coming to see my excess of Santas. Ho-Ho-Ho. Merry Christmas!

6 comments:

kayhil said...

I collect Santa things also but I don't have as many as you. I love them!!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie, Your Santa collection is incredible and what a joy it brings you to see and view your many treasured pieces. Each one must have a little story. What a great spot you have to display them all too. Perfect showcase. Your grands are adorable!!
Wishing you and your sweet family a beautiful Christmas. xo

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh goodness Laurie. Out of contral? Nah! I love it. I have a few compared! I would a post just about your Santa's. I am sure they have wonderful stories!
Please, please, please come over to Our Holiday Journey and link this week!
There is a surprise there too!
http://myjourneyback-thejourneyback.blogspot.com/2016/12/sharing-lovemerry-christmas-my-friend.html
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas

Ginger said...

You have an amazing collection and the way you display them is perfect.
The picture of the grandkids with Santa is precious.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh my Laurie, you do have a wonderful collection of Santa's. Putting them away will be a job. Maybe you can get some of the grands to help, if they are careful.

Thanks so much for sharing this amazing collection with us.

The picture of the grands is beautiful. Looks like your grandson is doing so well.

Hugs,
Mary

Sarah said...

It's always fun to see your Santa collection. I think it's worth the time and effort to bring them out each year. My collection isn't nearly as large as yours, but who counts them? I gave some of my Santa figures to my nieces years ago, and it's fun to see them being displayed and enjoyed in their homes. I still have plenty of here, and I admit that I still add to my group when I find something special. This year it was a group of small plastic Santa figures from the 1950s and a larger one from the same era made from egg carton material.
Your grands are a darling group. Merry Christmas!