Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Please Mr. Santa!

I found this "vintage" (better than calling a picture of myself "old")...photograph of me and Mr. Santa Claus when I was about five. I think even then I was wishing for a puppy! Well...a puppy and mickey mouse ears. I definitely got what I wished for this year...a beautiful new girl dog, Maisie Rose. Thanks, Santa!

I always love reading "letters to Santa" from local kids in our newspaper every year. They are so funny and endearing. Here are a couple I came across on the web I thought you would enjoy. I especially like the ones with bad spelling! (from emailsanta.com)

Dear Santa, I will spray down the fire plase so you do not burn your butt and i will leav you cookes and milk.
- Nick, 5, Oskloosa, Kansas

I really like the red suit, but when I saw you in the mall the other day, it was lookin a little too small. Maybe you should ease up a little on the milk and cookies.
- Conrad, 9, Calgary, Alberta

Enjoy your day...I'm heading down to the studio now! The dogs await!

11 comments:

Melissa & Emmitt said...

Hi Linda!

I love the letters to santa! Have fun painting today!

XO Melissa and Emmitt

Ruth Welter said...

Linda, adorable photo of you and santa. How funny, what those kids wrote in their letters to santa, the things that come out of little mouths, is sometimes amazing. Even at that age, they are wondering how santa can come down a chimnet and not burn his behind..too funny.

Jonna Barnett said...

Love 'vintage' santa photos. Tried to get my 26 year old daughter to sit on Santa's lap with me this year but she wouldn't do it. I can't wait to hear what breed's Maisie is made up from it can sometimes surprise you what combinations look like. I'm enjoying what little snow we have this year since I don't have to drive in it if I don't want to.
Happy Holidays.

Jonna

Garden Painter Art said...

Linda:

Those letters are so funny. Children can be brutally and innocently honest, can't they?

If you get a chance, I've got a contest going on my blog today and tomorrow. Winner get two of my ACEO prints for free.

Tell Maisie I said hello:
Kim
Garden Painter Art

Kathy Weller said...

SO cute - the photo AND letters :)

Linda, I have tagged you! Please check my wellerwishes.blogspot.com blog for the deets!! XO

Patience-please said...

Oh that photo is just dear!

Amy C Evans said...

lovely vintage photo, miss linda. and that santa is so engaged. nothing like the mall santas of today!

love the letters. great holiday post.

Rebecca said...

Great Vintage photo.

Hey I tagged you on my blog yesterday, but you have probably already played the tag game so don't worry about it.

Hope you get tons done this weekend so you can play next week with your new pup.

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love these- and the photo is priceless! Glad you have your new doggie, but did you get the mickey mouse ears!! LOL!

Merry Christmas Blessings,
kari & kijsa

Kari & Kijsa said...

Love these- and the photo is priceless! Glad you have your new doggie, but did you get the mickey mouse ears!! LOL!

Merry Christmas Blessings,
kari & kijsa

kate said...

You look so cute with Santa! What a great photograph to have.

Santa brought you a lovely present this year.

Now we just need to see a picture of you with the MM ears!