Yes he did!
Hello my friends!
Santa came early this year for me.
Back in July...TE HE
I purchased this Santa for myself
on our Anniversary trip back in July.
This one in his boot as well.
Bob said I could purchase these as my
Purchase I did.
Santa (Bob) came early.
Thank you Honey!!!
So you are probably asking
how is Santa colonial?
Now let me tell you,
Saint Nicholas lived in 300 BC.
He would have made an appearance
in some of the colonial homes,
but not all.
It was the Dutch who brought
Sint Nickolaas to America in which
his nickname was Sinter Klaas.
However Sinter Klaas was not the jolly
ole elf we know of today.
Traditional gift giving in the 1700's
was for the wealthy to share something
with someone less fortunate in the community,
or to their slaves, or both.
The recipients were not expected to give
Children usually did not receive gifts.
Some wealthy families would give
their children coins for them
to play with during the day.
Christmas in Colonial times
was for those who were
well-to-do to be charitable.
Wealthy folks did not give gifts to
other wealthy families.
You were expected to give gifts
and expect nothing in return.
Gift giving was done on
the Twelfth Day of Christmas
which was January 6th,
not Christmas Day.
This display was the first one I created
way back in the middle of September.
It is on a cabinet in our bedroom.
This will be my last post until after
so I would like to wish you all
a very blessed Happy Thanksgiving!
I read this blessings and would
like to pass it along.
In a world where so many are hungry,
may we eat food with humble hearts.
In a world where so many are lonely,
May we share this friendship with joyful hearts.
Pre Thanksgiving Blessings To All!