Saturday Color Challenge 12/28/13
The Skinny guy on the bottom left started it all! My Mom bought him in 1966 and loved him. When she hung him up each year, we knew the Christmas Season had begun! Years later, around 2004 - when visiting my sister we went to a craft village where she found a wooden skinny Santa. Judi bought it for her and a tradition and this huge collection was begun! In later years she added a few skinny snowmen and some round Santas too. But, what she loved about her Santas were how different they were -- made from light bulbs, cinnamon sticks, bed posts, tongue depressors, fence posts, corn cobs.... And that only begins to touch the surface! Each year Mom would lovingly unwrap each Santa and ooh and ahh over him and remember where she got him. Written under each is their date and giver. This year we put every single one out in her memory and then we did the oohing and ahhing...
The sign on the right is from the Grinch Movie, my Mom asked me to make it into a sign a few years ago, it reads:
"Welcome Christmas, bring your cheer.
Cheer to all who's far and near
Christmas day is in our grasp
So long as we have hands to clasp
Christmas day will always be
Just as long as we have we
Welcome Christmas, while we stand
Heart to Heart and hand in hand"
For this layout I used:
BMU SS Paper Templates: Background Blenders 5
BMU Holiday Magic Collection Biggie
BMU Holiday Lights Collection Biggie
JRA Just Glitz Collection Biggie
PWR To You From Me Collection Biggie
JWH Christmas Wonderland Collection
ASO SS Tools: Styles - Glitter Glows
EHI SS Tools: Styles - Gold (retired)