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Saturday Color Challenge 12/28/13

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)


    It is beautiful, a fantastic collection of Santa's. I also love the sign from the Grinch Movie.

    Wonderful memories for you and your family

    What a fabulous page this is.  And what a wonderful tradition and collection your Mom started.  It's amazing how many Santa's she collected over the years.  They all look beautiful.  Your journaling is wonderful and I love the sign you made.  The Grinch is one of my favorite Christmas tales.  I watch it every year without fail, along with Charlie Brown.  My Santa collection is still in storage in Los Angeles.  I think 2014 is the year to bring them home.

    That is a beautiful page and a beautiful memory. I love all the different Santas & the sign from the Grinch.

    A fabulous layout and I'm glad the photo is the feature. What a wonderful way to capture they collection of Santa's and memories.

    What a lovely tradition - those Santas must take hours to arrange. Great LO

    My goodness, that is one impressive collection. What a nice remembrance of your mom this is. The bits of greenery make a nice frame.