Monday, December 12, 2011

My Magic Christmas

My most memorable Christmas was the one from the 1950s when I was six years old. My father announced to me on Christmas Eve that he and I were going for a drive to look for Santa Claus. My mother chose to stay home. We drove around, expectantly looking up into the beautiful December sky. The lovely moonlit photo entitled "Waiting for Santa" is from Etsy store Citygirltoo. The cute red coat like the one I wore is from Etsy store Poshcouture.

The night was crystal clear, and the stars twinkled in a wondrous way. My eyes eagerly searched for the image of a sleigh and eight reindeer flying across the moonlit sky. The vintage Santa in a sleigh from the 1950s is from Etsy store Bluebirdsales. The vintage "Here Comes Santa Claus" sheet music is from Etsy store TheIDconnection. As we drove for what seemed to be forever, my father urged me to keep watching and then emphatically announced, “Oh... listen….do you hear the sound of bells?” We actually heard the sleigh bells that night…they are forever etched in the deep chambers of my memory. Whether they were real or imaginary was not important at the time. The vintage sleigh bells are from Etsy store ImSoVintage.

When we returned home that night, Santa had visited our house and left a doll, doll bed, doll house, and a cowgirl outfit with boots. The vintage doll is from Etsy storeLollysCubbyhole. The vintage doll bed is from Etsy store NotYoMommasHandbag and the dollhouse is from Etsy store energyforthesoul.

This was my Magic Christmas, and one that I will cherish forever. My father has since passed away, but every year during the holidays, I think of that Magic Christmas ride with my Dad.


Anonymous said...

What fun!....I hope that your daughter has the very same experience....smiles

ImSoVintage said...

Thanks so much for including my sleigh bells in your sweet story. Laura