In all of my Christmas decorations I have one that makes me literally break out into a smile every time it catches my eye. I love Baby Jesus, and I love Santa, but this one is just a bit of whimsy that lights my heart and gets me giddy for Christmas!
Break off story: we went to see Santa on Saturday with the kids (obviously with the kids… Nigel and I don’t go sit on a creepy bearded man’s lap… we save that for the children, as though they won’t be receiving any presents unless they are nice to an old man in an ugly red velvet outfit with fur lining.) ANYWAY, Santa is escorted into Midland Square in Tremonton sitting in the front seat of the fire truck. We are on the opposite side of the square that takes a Tremonton city block (which is much smaller than a real city block, mind you) and Violet sees him. “SANTA! … I LIKE HIM!” as if she had repeatedly watched Buddy the Elf and tried to replicate his “SANTA! … I KNOW HIM!” moment in Gimbels. But then she proceeded to tell me “HE IS MY FRIEND’S BROTHER!” Okay, Violet… whatever you say! She did willingly sit on his lap, though, which surprised the heck out of me! She really does love Santa Claus, even though he didn’t show up to her birthday party as she was expecting.
So, sorry. Back to why you’re here: Here is my decoration:
Its a reversible block. Mine’s a 5×7 and sits on a little “candlestick” thing, but the one I made for my sister is an 8×10 and just stands alone. Both are fantastic in my book. I mod podged only behind the picture, not on top, and then edged the sides with the green paint. But obviously the print would go just as easily into a frame or ticky tacked onto your wall… whatever suits your Christmas needs.
So, here for you I have pdfs of four prints:
Heads up: when I went to download the files the picture looks really weird. Elf has white lines all over him where the different colors meet. I printed it through this download, not from my original, and the lines do not show up. However, I didn’t want a photograph so I did make it more of a painted design, so know that that is intentional.
Enjoy! And Merry Christmas!