Saturday, September 17, 2005

I collect Santas

I guess this is as good a place to start as any. It's late Friday night in mid September. Summer's all but gone, the Fall season is coming on gray and wet. I have to start thinking about Christmas to keep my head in the game.

I love Christmas. I used to actually make NEW stockings for all the people who would be here for Christmas EVERY year. I'm not quite that nuts anymore, but I do have quite a Santa collection that threatens to take over the house all through the year.

I try to keep my three large storage tubs of Santa figurines tucked away when it's off-season, but almost without fail I see a Santa I have to have during the Spring, Summer or Winter Vacation (Jan or Feb) and I bring it home. I have a tiny Hawaiian Santa surfing in his board shorts (it's an ornament) and I have a Grateful Red hippy Santa with his beads and sandals that came home with me from Missouri outlet malls last road trip.

I love Santa in so many media and formats that it threatens to overtake my obsession with lighthouses of the world.

Anyway - I saw some incredible artistically painted Santas in a catalog yesterday. I'm going to try and find the picture and maybe even the store and post it here Sunday or Monday. Hope by then you've found this blog and if you love Santa, too - join me! Let's find them all.