The most puzzling and disturbing piece of Christmas ephemera in our inherited collection.
Despite its Sinister Santa theme it amuses us every year when we open our box of vintage Christmas seals and stickers and try to imagine the twisted mind of the artist who created it. And that is why we still have it even though we know several gift recipients who would appreciate it almost as much as we do.
If you find yourself all caught up and with a little time left for making stocking-stuffers or hostess gifts or those gifts you should have in the stash in case you realize someone was left off the list...try these.
We went seeking relief from our bleak, brown very un-winter-like landscape and found, not a white Christmas scene, but a dazzling poinsettia-hued one at the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.
This year's holiday flower show features poinsettia cultivars Sparkling Punch, Tikal Red, Monet Early, and Premiere Red set among waves of Coral Sunrise Coleus with beautiful, fragrant green rosemary plants tucked between.
Not only did we enjoy a warm and colorful interlude on a chill winter weekend, but we overcame our PTS from having our car broken into 18 years ago at the very same site (hadn't returned since), traveled there and back on dry roads, and arrived safely home hours before our first nice, white snowfall arrived.