Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Santa Came Early

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
Christmas present.
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 
anything back.
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.
                         ~Author Unknown

Pre Thanksgiving Blessings To All!


  1. Thanks for sharing these little history lessons with me.

    1. More history lessons in all of my posts until Christmas. I did lots of research. Hoping you and your family have a blessed THanksgiving! Janice

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    1. Thanks Jackie. These are getting harder to find, so I was glad I was able to purchase them when I did. Janice

  3. I'm glad these little Santas have warmed your heart. I love the blessing from the unknown author.
    Happy Thanksgiving.
    Hugs, Julia

    1. Yes I was over the moon when I saw them Julia! I also loved that blessing. Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving! Janice

  4. These are wonderful old Santas. I have a few from my Grandmother that I cherish. A couple of mine look sort of like yours and I just love how detailed they were all made. Your Sweetie was a love to let you make a Christmas in Summer decision when you found them! I am looking forward to more of your holiday decoration posts too.

    Your discussion about giving origins was interesting and gives me pause on the entire Christmas gift exchange traditions of today. I enjoyed your poem at the end and it reflects important ideas that still represent truths today.
    thank-you for sharing.

    Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you and family!

    1. How nice to have some from your grandmother. I will little bits of history in every post now until Christmas. Stay tuned. I read your email and smiled at the photo and description of your dollies. So glad I can add some happiness into your life and vice versa. Hope you and your family have a blessed Thanksgiving!

  5. LOVE your Santas. Great gifts from Bob. He's a keeper...lol!
    Happy Thanksgiving.

    1. Thanks Lauren! Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving and your cooking is great since you are out of practice. I would probably mess something up if I had to do a turkey again. I remember my first turkey where I forgot to take out the plastic bag in the cavity..UGH Janice

  6. Janice, I love all of these. Bob did good! Happy Thanksgiving to you both.

    1. Thank you Janet! Going to my sister for Thanksgiving, so no cooking for me tomorrow. :-) Janice

  7. I love your new Santa's! And the story too. May you have a lovely Thanksgiving. 😊 Kit

    1. THank you Kit. Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving too! Janice

  8. Happy Thanksgiving to you and thanks for the interesting history of Santa! Love it! I kind of like that idea of that Christmas...just giving to the poor. But then I do enjoy giving gifts to family also...and friends...I guess I wouldn't make a good colonial! However I don't need a thing and would not complain if I didn't get a gift!

    1. More history with every post now until Christmas so stay tuned. As a kid I would not like being in the colonial days,,,but then again they were use to it. THings sure have changed since those times. Janice

  9. I love this history, Janice. I hope you and all you love have a wonderful Thanksgiving. Your Santas are very special indeed! Nice job, Bob!

    1. Thanks Jeanie! I will be posting a bit of Colonial history with each post now until Christmas. Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving! Janice

  10. Love your post and the history! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

  11. Such pretty decorating and I love the history! Wishing you a happy Thanksgiving!

    1. Thanks! Hope you have a blessed Thanksgiving. Janice

  12. I love your displays, and just wanted to wish everyone a wonderful day. I am thankful for my blogger friends.

  13. Thank you Peggy! Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Am also thankful for my blogger friends. Janice

  14. Great history, which I always love. The santas are adorable. Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful too.

  15. Thank you Danice. Yes our Thanksgiving was filled with good food and love. Hope you had a great one too! Janice


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