A Visit From St. Nicholas

My grandfather was born in 1902, and as a small child was the recipient of many wonderful postcards, including a sizable collection of Christmas greetings.  At least a third of this set portrays the night before Christmas, and specifically the visit from St. Nicholas.   When I stand at a bank of Christmas cards today, … Continue reading A Visit From St. Nicholas

Advent Calendar December 6: Santa’s Secret

I turned the doorknob and fell into our foyer as Brad pulled the front door open with a flourish. "I SAW AN ELF!" His hands gestured emphatically with each word.  Three year old David jumped up and down by his side yelling, "SANTA! SANTA! SANTA!" Just that day there had been a heated discussion at the … Continue reading Advent Calendar December 6: Santa’s Secret

Advent Calendar December 6: Santa’s Secret

I turned the doorknob and fell into our foyer as Brad pulled the front door open with a flourish. "I SAW AN ELF!" His hands gestured emphatically with each word.  Three year old David jumped up and down by his side yelling, "SANTA! SANTA! SANTA!" Just that day there had been a heated discussion at the … Continue reading Advent Calendar December 6: Santa’s Secret