The In-Santa-Tree

My Husband's "In-Santa-Tree"

Twas' a few nights before Christmas, Our lights were a glowin'
When some teens came a creepin'
Our Santa was stolen.
The police were called, the neighbors were told- We cherished our Kringle over 20 years old!
The next day the bell rang and I saw his jolly face-
A new plastic Santa to take the other one's place!
A gift from a neighbor, then one from a friend- Three more from a garage sale, the giving did not end.
One was found in a creek, one found in the trash, then the cops brought back the original to add to the stash.
What started as a loss had become a gift from heaven, By the end of the year, the total grew to Seven!
What to do with all these Santa's had my husband's brain in full gear- He got busy plotting and building this year.
So here's the new attraction for young and old to see,
From my husband's mind's eye,
Just a little Christmas In-Santa-Tree!

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Patty -cuz from FL says ... on Wednesday, Dec 29 at 8:46 AM

That's awesome cousin! Love the candy canes on the roof! Very nice...love the poem too.

rredllor says ... on Friday, Dec 17 at 7:18 AM

Thanks for all the kind words! Make sure to click on the gallery photos at the bottom to see the whole Gingerbread house- Or come and see us in person at Troon Court in North Liberty (You can't miss us!)

Patty says ... on Tuesday, Dec 14 at 4:50 PM

This is exactly what to expect from 2 talented people who compliment each other so well. Keep up the good work and keep the spirit going. P.S. You should see their holloween decor!!!

kc says ... on Tuesday, Dec 14 at 11:09 AM

Love the display of community spirit and literary art.

mj says ... on Tuesday, Dec 14 at 10:32 AM

The tree is wonderful, but you have to see the rest of the gingerbread house. The lighting is wonderful and fills the whole neighborhood with Christmas cheer!

Belinda says ... on Tuesday, Dec 14 at 10:26 AM

I love your 'poem' explaining the "In-Santa-Tree". What a unique way of showing how good always comes from a bad experience. Your "gingerbread" home is adorable too !

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