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Santa's Got a Brand New Bag...

It's not complete until the Big White Guy in his fancy, furry, ruby red garb carries his ever-so-filled gift bag down the chimney! What, no soot? Well, our chimney is clean! We, in the five years living here, have never used the fireplace. Besides, this "Papa's Gotta Brand New Bag" [about 3 feet tall, made of felt]'s new! I found it at Michael's Crafts for half off...originally $2.99. Yep, I got it for $1.50!! Stuffed it with newspapers to 'fill' it and it's by the fireplace now. LOLOLOL Ho, ho, ho, Mer-r-r-r-y Chris-s-s-tmas!!

"Thank God! he lives, and he lives forever. A thousand years from now, Virginia, nay, ten times ten thousand years from now, he will continue to make glad the heart of childhood."
New York Sun [1897]: Yes, Virginia There IS a Santa Claus

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Also, to my surprise and laughter, I received this special holiday card from the OFA...altho, I really don't know WHO set it up. It really is a hoot. If you'd like, watch the video card ....

POSTED: Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
12:05 A.M.


  1. The bag is cute and I love the card!

  2. Anonymous12/22/2009

    I love the card and that santa bag is cute...No wonder your chimney is clean LOL haven't been used pffft...Love the quote my friend :) Have a wonderful day my friend :)

  3. stuff him with newspaper, tut tut anni, heee heee heeeee

  4. Very nice to receive special surprises!!
    I love your Santa. He'll be here soon now...the kiddies are getting crazy with excitement!

  5. Always a pleasure to stop by here during the holidays.

  6. Great deal on the cute Santa bag, also enjoyed the video, a real hoot!

  7. Love the Santa bag and it is such a good buy! Hope to see it filled with gifts. :)

  8. Thanks for visiting my blog. No, I did not make the aprons. I am not that good, lOL!! Love your blog. I got those at Kohl's the day after Thanksgiving. Merry Christmas.

  9. Santa’s brand new bag
    is just the thing to carry
    all that Christmas swag!

    My Ruby Tuesday

  10. I love you my friend.

  11. That style of art tickles me! :)

    Merry Christmas, felisol.

  12. Good Morning Anni... I saw those cute bags at Michaels too... Was tempted but can only carry so much here in Tassie... LOL Have a wonderful day my friend!


  13. Merry Christmas HOOT! Happy New Year filled to the brim with laughter..... it is good medicine you know........

  14. Anni,
    That was way too fun! Who knew that Barak Obama did personal gift cards.
    I really love the bag you picked up. I may have to check and see if there are any left at our local Michael's.
    I usually try to stay away from that place, if I don't I pretty much just end up handing them my paycheck every month. I have a problem.
    Thanks for stopping by to visit me, and I hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday season!

  15. Delightful Santa a lovely card. Love the quote too. Thanks for dropping by Small Reflections earlier. If you any of your visitors know anything about HP printers, I’m requesting HELP for some problems I’m experiencing currently while sharing some Christmas Cheer!
    Hugs and blessings,

  16. That's a beautiful bag Ann, Happy Holidays!

  17. What no chocolate-covered toffee this week? I made that recipe thanks to your lovely post last week and yummmm. Love your blog! Hasve a great holiday

  18. Merry Xmas, Anni!!
    and a happy New Year :)

  19. aww so cute! happy holidays Anni! hugs!

    u may view mine here

  20. Very cute. Neat idea on the bag and what a deal! :-)

  21. Love the Santa bag. Merry Christmas to you.

  22. Anni,

    Oh my, how lucky you are to get a greeting from President Obama. This is hilarious.

    Love your Santa and the price was excellent. Enjoy!!!


  23. Anni, you decorate your blog sooooooo nice for Christmas. Thank you, it is a pleasure to drop in on it.
    I like your bargain bag a lot. It is nice. We have stockings hanging on our mantle, on the fireplace we haven't used since we built the house ten years ago. Guess Nebraska folk living in Texas don't see a need to light the fireplaces.

    Happy RT! I have my three granddaughters and two dogs (one is a granddog) on my RT today.
    Merry Christmas! I probably won't be back until after that day.

  24. That is a really cool bag. It must look great sitting beside the fireplace.

    Merry Christmas.

  25. What a darling bag you found at Michael's! You should tell Bud to fill it up with gifts for you...hehe!

    That video card is so neat! I'm impressed that even President Obama signs it!! lol xoxo

  26. Merry Christmas... ENJOY!

  27. lOVE YOUR RUBY!!

  28. Dear Anni,

    Have a wonderful Christmas, filled with joy, peace and love.