My husband and I fought off cabin fever by going to Frankenmuth to see some PWDs at a dog show. We made a side trip to Bronner’s Christmas store, the self-proclaimed largest Christmas store in the world. That put me in the mood for the box waiting for me from Amanda Lawford. At market in Long Beach, Amanda had her entire collection of giant Santas in her booth. I fell in love with all of them and ordered these two. They are on 13 mesh and will lend themselves to wonderful stitches and fabulous threads. Whether they are made into a framed piece, a banner or a standup for your tree, fireplace or entryway, they will be sure to bring smiles—and oohs and aahs.

A bit of Santa history—Santa wasn’t associated with a red robe until Coca Cola began their print ads for their soft drink.

Here is an interesting link with more history of Santa’s robe color. (posted by Michele)