Friday, December 18, 2009

Welcome to Pink Saturday. Bev from"How Sweet the Sound" is our lovely hostess.

This week we are to share one of our holiday traditions. I couldn't come up with a long standing family tradition so I am going to share some photos with Santa. You can call it our little tradition.

This was probably taken December 1955. Remember those wonderful department store Santas? We didn't need fancy displays. Just a chair and a cheap backdrop. We didn't care, it was Santa!

By the time my children sat on Santa's lap, we went to the MALL. Santa's chair was a little grander and he had an entourage.

Now it's the grandchildren sitting on Santa's lap and it has become a full blown production. There are dancing elves and Christmas trains. There's a professional camera crew to capture that precious moment to keep forever. This is a Hawaiin Santa. Notice his tan and creepy smile. No wonder my poor grandson was crying. This guy is kind of scary.

We have never been able to get Katelyn anywhere near Santa. You could promise her any Christmas gift in the world but she wasn't buying it. We ended up putting Grandpa in a Santa hat complete with beard to get her into the Santa spirit. She knew who it was and I ended up with my favorite of all Santa photos.

Until this year. This most amazing Santa won her over. It took him awhile but he reeled her in and now she is hooked on Santa. She checked out his beard and his hair and decided that he was the real deal.

We ended up having to pry her off his lap. Now she wants to visit him every day.

Now every year we pose in our Santa finest headgear and take a family photo.

Have a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS this week fellow Pinkies!!!


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday sweetie...
Oh my aren't children just the best? Going to see Santa and give him your list, is a wonderful tradition. It has gone on from generation to generation. It is a wonder that it has lasted as long as it has. I love this tradition and now take my grandchildren to see him. I love your little sweetie and her little glasses. Isn't she just sweet as pie? Love her little face.

Thank you for stopping by and saying hi. I so love it when you do. I adore the company.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Susie Jefferson said...

What a great tradition! There couldn't be a better one, and how wonderful you actually have photos (there's not even a single one of me with Santa when I was little). I also love last week's post with the ornaments - the santa and reindeers in a phone box are a complete delight! I'm afraid our ornaments nowadays are those that will bounce!

My traditional offering is sherry trifle (my mother's recipe - which has an awful lot of sherry in it).

Have a very Happy Pink Saturday!

Tami said...

Oh I remember, the Santa with the cardboard background was all we needed that's for sure!!! Santa is definitely an event now! lol
Thank you for sharing..that was fun!
Merry Christmas to you & yours..xo Tami

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

How great that you have the photos sitting on Santa's Lap through the generations! Love your last one with Santa Hats and PJ's. Family Pictures in Front of the Tree is a favorite tradition for me too. Hope you can stop by and see. Thanks for sharing this special time with your family. Happy Pink Saturday and Merry Christmas...Nana Sue from Texas!

someplace in thyme said...

What a sweet post and the santa story is just too cute. I bet she will treasure this forever, at least she found a santa she can believe in!! Happy Pink Saturday and I hope you and your have a very Merry Christmas. I will see you in the New Year, Char

Claudie said...

Happy PS Joyce
The Santa changes so much trough the years lol
Love your family all together with the REAL SANTA...
Love Claudie

KarenHarveyCox said...

Hi Joyce, what a great post filled with Santa memories. Your family portrait is wonderful, and it must have been so much fun to have your grandkids underneath your tree this year.

I went up to Vermont and stayed an extra day and drove back on Christmas Eve. It was so nice to be with my mom and later in the evening my daughters all in the same day. Sounds like you had a lovely Christmas.

See you soon.

Happy PInk Saturday,


Patricia said...

Happy Pink Saturday. Such a wonderful variety of photos. I have enjoyed visiting your lovely blog. I hope you have a wonderful new week.