Jolly Old St. Nick - He's Everywhere!

Come on in, you'll see what I mean...
Here he is in beautiful vinage ornament made by my daughter last year.

He's on our piano,
I've been collecting St. Nicolas figures for years -  most of these were gifts from family and friends

in our Russian icon, 

on the hearth,

in some "new" books for us this year,
"A Visit to Santa Claus", by Mararet Evans Price
(vintage reproduction book - just lovely!)
"Strange fancies of flying came into his head
while his mother patted and tucked him in bed..."
"A Christmas Treasury", by Gary Hildebrant
And of course, on our tree! 

Santa Claus is anyone who loves another and seeks to make them happy; who gives himself by thought or word or deed in every gift that he bestows -Edwin Osgood Grover

A Jolly Old Elf?
Even my baby grandson had a visit from St. Nicholas!