Saturday, December 22, 2012
The only thing better than a letter to Santa is a visit with Santa: you can tell him your list in person and be certain he knows exactly what you want for Christmas.
This little girl looks like she's spent a tiring day shopping. Perhaps her mom promised her a visit with Santa if she behaved herself and didn't cry or complain. Now that she's finally on Santa's lap she's not content to just sit and tell him what she wants for Christmas. No, she's kneeling on his lap so she can speak right into his ear, positive that he will hear her.
After dozens and dozens of sweaty, bedraggled, demanding children, the ever-patient Santa (poor Santa!) still smiles at each. Amazing.
I have no little ones to take to visit Santa these days and though I have friends with little children, I don't hear about visits to Santa. Have department-store Santas -- and so many other common-place activities from the middle of the 20th century -- gone the way of the old 8-story department stores?
Others are sharing old Christmas photographs at Sepia Saturday. Join in the celebration if you wish!