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The Advent of Santa: Days 7 through 15

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My Advent of Santa continues, though I slipped up for several days in a row. I do that with advent calenders every time I attempt to follow them. I start out with the most sincere intentions that this will be the year when I finally follow the advent every single day. Inevitably I reach some critical point in the holiday season when the advent calendar is missed first one day, then another, and then several in a row as I focus my attention on completing various Christmas projects. Without further explanation, I offer you the following assortment of Santas, nine...

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The Bus Stops Here

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I was up very late this evening and into the wee hour (1:00 is just one wee hour and I went to bed right after this post which I did at 1:10 a.m. or so, so yes, singular "wee" hour) of the morning. There is a book project I am working on and there was a long, long wait while files uploaded and re-uploaded. While I waited I dreamed I was on a shopping trip in the city on a bus. In my dream I got off at each bus stop and shopped at the store right in front of...

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A wee bit o' magic

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A Treasury I created this morning while window shopping on Etsy.

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The Advent of Santa: Day Six

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When we were children, my sister had a santa that looked much like today's Santa. I have no idea how she came to have him, but I distinctly recall he belonged to her for some reason. I am holding a brand new give-away ... details further on in this blog. As the years went by her Santa hung on the family Christmas tree each year and when she became an adult and moved out, her Santa stayed with the family collection at my parents' house. I always liked him because he had such a wonderful, old-fashioned look. When my husband...

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The Advent of Santa: Day Five

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Snow continues to fall on and around us daily, it is so beautiful and magical. Thank you world, thank you God, thank you life ... I am grateful for the beauty of this day. The Santa is this photo is, as you can see, a Teddy Bear Santa. He joined my family of Santas about twenty-three years ago. I found him the gift shop at the Los Angeles Zoo while visiting there one day close to Christmas with my children and a good friend. My friend bought the Santa Teddy Bear for me after he saw me pick him up...

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