Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Two Special Santas

Today, being Rednesday, I wanted to share these two very special Santas. They were made by my aunt many, many years ago.

I remember this jolly Santa sitting out every year -- she always told me that I could look at it, but not pick it up... I'm glad she did because, after I grew up, she gave it to me! And I could pick it up all I wanted! I've always been very careful with my special Santa, because so many happy memories are associated with him.

My aunt would occasionally spruce him up with a bit of paint here and there where needed -- no sprucing needed on my account I can tell you!! But I have chosen to leave him just as he is -- the little chippy areas just make him all the more special. I don't know his real birthday, but he's at least 60 something... or he could be in his 70s or 80s for all I know, depending on when she painted  him!

Side view -- isn't his tummy the best? Or, in his case, I believe that roundness might be officially called a "belly"!! He's made of plaster and is quite heavy, probably because of all those cookies he eats each year!

This cutie ceramic Santa is a bit newer -- my aunt only signed her name on the bottom but did not date him.  But she probably made him in the 60s. She gave him to me in the mid-80s.

Sometimes he carries Christmas cards in his pouch, sometimes candy canes, sometimes poinsettias -- you just can't ever tell what Santa will have in his bag!

I love his blue eyes -- and his cute bald head! Did you know that Santa was bald on top? Why else would he wear that hat all the time? And you know that every picture of him in his jammies shows him with a nightcap on. Bald, for sure!!

Linking up my special Santas to Rednesday on It's a Very Cherry World. Be sure to stop by and check out more reds!



  1. I notice Santa is slimmer when he is carrying loads of gifts ^_^ It's very cute to see old ornaments. ^_^


  2. These are both great - I just LOVE santa! Have a wonderful holiday!

    Brandi - Keeping It Indie
    via Etsy Blog Team

  3. So classic! How great that you still have these and get to enjoy them each year :)

  4. Those Santas are definitely ones to keep and treasure all year LONG. WHAT WONDERFUL MEMORIES THEY HOLD.

  5. something like that is so nice, when you have wonderful memories of your childhood. Very cute! {:-D

  6. Oh, they are so sweet! I have a Santa I received as a gift when I was a child that is treasured also. Love displaying it every year.

  7. Love your Santas, it is so great that you have them and your memories...Merry Christmas

  8. Thanks for sharing your special Christmas magic with us!


    Red hat, I am lonesome.
    Red hat, are you free?
    Red hat, please consider
    Coming home with me.

    I need a companion,
    One who’ll warm my head;
    I think you’ll do nicely,
    Hat of brilliant red.

    You’re the warmest color,
    Not like blue or green—
    Red hat at the vendor’s,
    Red hat, you’re my queen.

    © 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

    Artisan in Red

  9. So glad I didn't miss seeing your special Santas. They are both such cute jolly old elves. Love the round belly and that baldness makes me smile. Bald men are a bit sexy. lol! I could gaze into those pretty blues for an hour or two. So fun that you have two wonderful gifts to treasure from you Aunt!


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