Christmas in November

Back in the day, there was an unspoken moratorium on Christmas before Thanksgiving. Now, Christmas items creep into the stores on or just before Hallowe’en. Because retailers.

I don’t know about you, but I am not ready to see the Ghost of Christmas Past, Present, or Future until the Hallowe’en ones are long gone and my belly is so full of turkey that I proclaim I’m never eating again (until leftovers the next day, of course). And that’s still almost three weeks away. I have never pulled out the holiday decorations until after Thanksgiving and I don’t think anyone else should either.

Except for me, when I have a good reason. Today in the mail, I received a handmade Santa doll that I ordered a couple of months ago from my friend Jacq. Her work is gorgeously detailed and full of love.

Just look at him.

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He is perfect. There is no way I can put him back in his box until after Thanksgiving. So he is staying and I don’t even care that I am breaking my own rule.

Jacq makes all sorts of beautiful dolls. Some are ready to go or you can custom order. She makes babies, girls, boys, Santas (obviously), ballerinas, etc. The best part is she will make them in any skin tone you like. Is your Santa African-American? She’s got you covered. Jacq will even make dolls of your kids and dress them in fabric saved from your favorite outfits. How amazing is that? She makes quilts too! I am so thrilled with my Santa that I already want another doll.

If you want one too, you can check out her website here. I am betting you will fall in love, just like I did.

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9 Responses to “Christmas in November”

  1. Andrea@WellnessNotesNovember 6, 2015 at 8:25 pm #

    Great Santa! Jacq’s dolls are great!

    • StacieNovember 7, 2015 at 3:11 pm #

      They really are!

  2. Jennifer KnoblockNovember 6, 2015 at 9:21 pm #

    I love it! Handmade + fiber arts, awesome!

    • StacieNovember 7, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

      He’s perfect!

  3. MichaelNovember 6, 2015 at 10:17 pm #

    Wow. That is one impressively crafted Santa doll.

    I have to admit, I got ridiculously excited today when a local radio station switched over to the all-Christmas music format that they do every year.

    • StacieNovember 7, 2015 at 3:12 pm #

      Oh, you’re one of those people!

      • MichaelNovember 7, 2015 at 10:50 pm #

        I am. I am indeed. 🙂

  4. JanelleNovember 7, 2015 at 9:47 pm #

    American Thanksgiving is only in one country but Christmas is worldwide (sort of)! I’ve never understood why the insistence on waiting til after that – especially by my American friends who live IN CANADA – that gives you less than a month! November 1st does feel early though I will agree, in Canada a lot of people are pushing for “After November 11th” so the festive spirit doesn’t detract from the importance of Remembrance Day (Veteran’s Day in the US I believe). Your Santa is adorable!

  5. EllenNovember 8, 2015 at 9:18 pm #

    I have that rule too, but my heart did grow a couple of sizes while I was putting Christmas lights on trees in a park in New Orleans a couple of days ago. My house isn’t clean enough yet for the decorations. And I love your Santa!!

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