Friday, December 14, 2018


I made a collage of the Santa Claus ornaments hanging on our tree.  I didn't realize I had put a few in yesterday's collage.  I put it together on different days and didn't check.  I will  next time.
I found this one after I had done the collage above. There will be one more collection post for angels.  Also, here are a few extras for you to read.
A quote from Shirley Temple
"I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six.  Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph."

All about that famous letter to the New York Sun, 
"Yes Virginia, there is a Santa Claus."
You can read about it here.

And how about the age old classic?

A Visit from St. Nicholas
by Clement Clarke Moore

"Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
The children were nestled all snug in their beds;
While visions of sugar-plums danced in their heads;
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap,
Had just settled our brains for a long winter's nap,
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter,
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow,
Gave a lustre of midday to objects below,
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny rein-deer,
With a little old driver so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment he must be St. Nick.
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
"Now, Dasher!  Now, Dancer!  Now Prancer and Vixen! 
On, Comet!  On, Cupid!  On Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch!  To the top of the wall!
Now dash away! Dash away! Dash away all!"
As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky;
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew
With the sleigh full of toys, and St. Nicholas too.
And then, in a twinkling, I heard on the roof
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around,
Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all tarnished with ashes and soot;
A bundle of toys he had flung on his back,
And he looked like a peddler just opening his pack.
His eyes - how they twinkled!  His dimples, how merry!
His cheeks were like roses, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow;
The stump of a pipe he held tight in his teeth,
And the smoke, it encircled his head like a wreath;
He had a broad face and a little round belly
That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly.
He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf,
And I laughed when I saw him, in spite of myself;
A wink of his eye and a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread;
He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
And filled all the stockings; then turned with a jerk,
And laying his finger aside of his nose,
And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose;
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight,
"Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!"
Thanks for stopping by.


  1. wow... fantastic collections.
    merry Christmas to you and your family.

  2. Oh what fun.
    I don't believe there are any Santa's in our collection of Christmas decorations. Not a one.

    1. Thank you EC, I hope you'll share what you do have. Always interested in other's collections.

  3. Wow, Denise, how many trees have you got? I love these Santa's and I like your dedication to tree decorating.

    1. This year there are three trees Valerie. The new larger one in the front room, the smaller one in the family room and a miniature one on a chest of drawers upstairs :)

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    1. Obrigado Francisco, um abraço e uma boa semana para você. Sua amiga Denise :)

  5. Great collection. We are off to the UK Monday caring for FIL, not sure how much time I will have over the next 6 weeks but I will pop in if I can. Meanwhile have a great Christmas. Diane

    1. Happy travels Diane, have a wonderful Christmas :)

  6. They are lovely Denise.
    Merry Christmas to you xx

  7. Hello, your Santa collection is beautiful. Lovely ornaments and tree. Looking forward to seeing your angels too. Enjoy your day and have a happy weekend!

  8. LOVE your Santas! I collected them for years and love the older ones. and the really old ones from my childhood. I have 5 Santas out this year, that is all of them. I love that collage, which program did you use for it

    1. Thank you Sandra, that's really neat to have your childhood Santa's. I made my collage using Paint Shop Pro on my PC.

  9. wonderful classic, thanks for bringing back my childhood memories of this verse!

  10. Oh your tree must be so beautiful Denise ... the Santas are so fun! Nobody could possibly mind seeing your tree decorations more than once’s almost like dropping in to your lovely home to see your decorations!

  11. Is that an Uncle Sam Santa I see? Beautiful collection!! I can't wait to see your angels! Because unlike Santa, they are real!

  12. A classic it is! Pretty tree with a great collection of Santas

  13. I hope everything goes well to you in this year.
    As you know, Christmas is comming soon, you’ve already decorated for Christimas, right ? I also love Christmas.
    This year I’m going to put small a tree for Christmas in my room.


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