Santa traveling the world in a single night to deliver presents to all the good little boys and girls is an image every child dreams about, and something adults love to pass on to each new generation in stories, books and songs. Perhaps that’s why adults love to use the sleigh as part of their holiday decorations each Christmas season.
Sleighs come in all sorts of materials – wood, wire, tin, and wicker are universal favorites. These sleighs vary in size from miniature to table size and in miniature to table size and red willow sleigh with white runners. The beautiful thing about these holiday sleighs is that you can also use them in many ways other than just setting them out for display as is.
They can be used for candy dispensers, present holders, dinner table centerpieces, or a perfect fireplace mantel display or even strung with pretty lights and showcased in a decorated holiday window. This makes the sleigh a fun holiday staple that can be homey or elegant based on what you decide to put in or on it.
The holiday sleigh is a perfect way to make your guests smile and a decorative reminder that Santa is on his way to deliver those gifts once again to all those good little girls and boys, and well perhaps to some adults too.
Texas Christmas Color
This year has been an unusual one for the Lone Star State. We’ve had to contend with the worst drought in our history and the many fires sparked by it, we’ve had economy issues just like the rest of the country; we’ve had unrest due to immigration issues and multiple corporate scandals to contend with.
All and all it’s been one of those years where you learn to count those little blessings; you know the ones that usually go unnoticed because we don’t take the time to see them.
This last month, we here in the Houston area, have received some very unusual weather. It’s been a series of days where we’ve transitioned between colder than normal weather and hotter than normal weather and you’re not sure if you should wear shorts or a winter coat. For the first time in a long while we’ve also had rain multiple times during the week. This has produced for us one of those small and yet beautiful blessings.
Right now our trees are awash in amazing color – reds, oranges, yellows – just in time for the Christmas season. A wonderful sight to see, it brings a smile to your face and a wow to your spirit. Perhaps it’s a hopeful sign of extra special things. All of us would like to wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas season and a Happy New Year. Followed by an absolutely amazing and bountiful, where the blessings flow like a full Texas stream throughout the year.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year you’ll from the Lone Star State!