Old Santas

I have two “old” Santas.  One, a life size painted version proudly displayed in front of the house (his story is posted each year on Christmas Eve); and this plastic Santa.

The red light bulb attached to the electrical cord is long gone.  And like the outdoor Santa, the paint is starting to fade.

But for some reason, I smile when I place him on the table each year. 

I have newer Christmas decorations to display, but my favorites are those wrapped in memories.  The ornaments that celebrated babies’ first Christmas, welcomed us to a new home (I have a collection of those!), grade school crafts, and souvenirs from far off travels.  A collection 30 plus years in the making.

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4 Comments

  1. Eileen
    Posted December 6, 2010 at 10:53 am | Permalink

    You mean you don’t have the “real looking cardboard fireplace” with the red light bulb and foil that spins around to look like flames?

  2. Posted December 6, 2010 at 11:00 am | Permalink

    That would definitely complete my collection!

  3. Kathy
    Posted December 6, 2010 at 9:12 pm | Permalink

    I still have the plastic mistletoe – ribbon is now a shade of pinkish red – and I hang it up every year!

  4. Posted December 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Wonder if our kids will fight over these “prize” possessions?

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