Friday, December 9, 2011

Santa Collection

Don't ya just love Santa! 
I've been collecting Santas for a good many years now, and at Christmas time, out they come!  I love for my grandchildren to come over and see all the different ones.  I love the wonder they create!  I have whimsical Santas, musical Santas, traditional Santas, and . . . well, just take a look: 

 Tall ones . . . short ones:


Thin ones and bald ones . . . hanging on the entertainment center:



Santa shelf sitters . . . .




And . . . all round the Christmas Tree!
 





But my very favorite is exemplary of the true spiritual meaning that I feel about Christmas. It's not about material gifts, but about a way of life that I hold dear:


Have a blessed Christmas Everyone!

 One of my daughters collects nutcrackers.
Do you collect anything for Christmas?

12 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow...I've never seen anything quite like that snow globe. It's odd- almost as if it's an art piece more than a knick knack for how much of a statement it makes! Powerful!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Great collection. We have quite a few nutcrackers. I got my first one at 10 years old in a factory in Germany where it was made. Now they are available everywhere and very inexpensively, but the real German nutcrackers have a special place in my heart.

art2cee2 said...

Love all your Santas! :-)

Rose said...

That tall Santa is really funny! I love the collection under the tree, too.

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

Hi there, just found you through etsy blog team.

Love your santas. My favorite is the one with Santa reading his list.

Yes, I do collect. I have a snowman colletion. A santa collection. And a penguin collection.

you have a merry christmas too!

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

My mom has always liked the Coca-Cola Santa items because the letter left by the little boy is signed "Jimmy"...my brother's name :)
She also collects nutcrackers :)

As for me...I get a new ornament for my tree every year from my parents representing a special event that happened over the past year :)

Jenny said...

cute! I love the diversity of your santa collection.

I also collect nutcrackers although my collection is small. i'm a bit of a nutcracker snob and only like tradition ones (not the ones they sell now with modern sports outfits and things like that)

Erika said...

My mom's nutcracker collection has taken over her house. As well as the santa and snowman collections:)

I do have a Santa tree.

Erika
Artful Rising

storybeader said...

your Santas are so cute! We collect ornaments - one special one each year. I can't wait till they fill the whole tree! {:-D

Judy Nolan said...

What a fun collection! I collect those M&M ornaments, and my husband collects penguins. This year we did a mini-tree with penguins. Why not?!

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a wonderful collection of Santas, Linda!
I collect snowman ornaments, in fact have a whole (smallish) tree dedicated to them.

Christine said...

That's quite a collection, I love collections!