“Share your Christmas with your neighbors. Give the outside of your home a glorious setting with lights of many colors, and yuletide symbols as lively and cheerful as old St. Nick himself.” Better Homes and Gardens Christmas Ideas, 1954
My parents’ wedding anniversary is always part of my advent celebration. They married December 7, 1947. Daddy passed on just ten days short of their 40th wedding anniversary.
Daddy did study catalogs and holiday magazines for ideas. The photo above, taken about 1972, shows a Santa he purchased, but he made the harp. He asked me to pose with Santa but I didn't bring much life to the concept.
Daddy’s passing on November 27, 1987, was just prior to the holiday decorating season. Grandson Shann (Nina’s son) continued the holiday decorating tradition for Mother until 1990, our last Christmas at the house. KW