Project Alicia : Jolly Old Saint Nick.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Jolly Old Saint Nick.

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It's always good for us to pause
And think awhile of Santa Claus--
That jolly symbol we revere
When we approach the changing year.
Behind his beard so long and white,
In which our children take delight,
There beats a heart from color free
Which bids all children "come to me."

MARSHALL M. MORGAN, "The Spirit of Santa Claus"


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Tonight marked a pivotal point in Little Man's life... the last time to sit on Santa's lap. (Visualize my pouty face here, big lip and all.) It is yet another reminder of how quickly the years are slipping away. For as long as I can remember we have visited the same Santa at the same mall. Tonight there was a new one and I was concerned. Turns out the old Santa is experiencing some health issues, but will be back next year. Sure stands out in my Santa timeline. (No, the photo is not stretched. That Santa really is that jolly.) And just because I was feeling extra nostalgic tonight, I decided to bring back the "Santa thru the years" pics. Sigh. They were so tiny.
2005

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2006

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2007

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2008

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2009

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2010

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It's been one of our many fun traditions and I'm thankful to have squeaked in yet one more.

12 comments:

  1. Awww what a lovely Santa your usual guy is! I love that his beard is real and he is actually OLD.
    Our Mall has one old santa and one ridiculously young 20-something santa! Ugh!

    The one we lined for an hour for is OLD and JOLLY but has a fake beard.

    xx

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  2. So cute! It's amazing to have the same Santa. I bet the kids feel it's a bit weird having a "new" Santa. :)

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  3. Oh, I just posted a through the years post too! This year's Santa had a real beard!

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  4. Lish, this Santa is amazing! He looks perfect, and I'm sorry to hear that he's having health problems.

    I love Santa photos; they really show how much the kids change in one year.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  5. What a fun tradition. Through the years photos are my favorite! The holidays always make me extra nostalgic. Especially with kids.

    Happy holidays to you and your family.

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  6. Great Santa photos!

    Love your daughter's gray dress and hairdo!

    I couldn't get my kids NEAR Santa this year. O well.

    Happy Holidays!

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  7. Your kids are sooo... cute! What a wonderful tradition it is for your kids to visit Santa. We don´t have this over here in Germany. My daughter would just love to see Santa. She already wrote Santa Clause a letter and made some Cookies for him. And she told me I should not forget to give them to him. :D
    Have a wonderful Christmas time with your Family!
    Hug´s,
    Verena

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  8. Such photogenic kids! Great photos. I hope you guys have a wonderful Christmas.

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  9. Oh you are just as beautiful inside as you are out...I am glad that I ran across your blog. Stop by sometime. Really you look like an angel.
    Love,Debbie

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