Dec. 4, 2009 12:27 pm
Updated: Dec. 13, 2009 3:34 pm
I never thought I was a collector until a few Christmases ago when I was pulling out the decorations and saw all the Santas. I realized I have wooden Santas and glass Santas, ceramic Santas and fabric Santas. I have a bobble-head Santa and a wind-up Santa, candlestick Santas and nesting doll Santas. There are various Nutcracker Santas and musical Santas. And I've recently started in on snow globe Santas.
Other people started noticing--how could they not--and then more Santas started showing up. (Once you're pegged as a collector, well, you know what happens next.) They aren't always Santas I would choose for myself, but there's always room for one more Santa--even the froggy Santa from my sisters (hey, it's family). But still...I never know if an incoming gift Santa will delight or dismay.
Why Santa? Why not, say, snowmen? Snowmen are nice. But does a snowman leave presents? That would be no. Even if you deserve a lump of coal, the snowman would sooner stick it on his own belly than drop it in your stocking. So give me Santa any day. Even that bizarre incense-burning Santa from my husband.
Are you a collector, whether you meant to be or not? I'd love to hear all about it. Thanks for the visit, and happy December to you!
Find the froggy Santa.
Santa and his wooden train.
Vintage Santa snowglobe.
Belsnickle Santa with gingerbread house and bear in the background.