Let’s hear it for Mrs. Claus (and Miss Claus, and Ms. Claus)! When it comes to Christmas let’s face it…Santa gets all the kudos, and cookies! We all know that Mrs. Claus is responsible behind the scenes for a successful Christmas each year, and she does a whole lot more than just bake cookies all day! She is a true unsung heroine of Christmas! After working on this post I have a whole new appreciation for Mrs. Claus, and I have decided that I simply must add more vintage Mrs. Clauses to my Christmas
Today’s post is inspired by a few little vintage Mrs. Claus ornaments that I have styled in a fun kitchen vignette. Earlier in the fall I scored a random red letter Rae Dunn “Hers” mug at TJ Maxx. I don’t have any other red letter Rae Dunn pottery, so I was just going to sell it on Ebay and I packed it away. I was sorting through my Rae Dunn the other day and realized the mug would be perfect for a Mrs. Claus Christmas vignette. I had no idea I was going to write this post today, but as I was playing around with the vignette and looking through my Christmas stash, I wondered why I had so few Mrs. Claus ornaments. I quickly realized that I must start junkin’ for more in the future (as in starting tomorrow) and that Mrs. Claus doesn’t get enough recognition! She deserves a little extra R.E.S.P.E.C.T wouldn’t you agree? So today, let’s hear it for all the “Mrs. (Ms./Miss) Clauses” out there!
Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who take the time to make Christmas magical by decking the halls with beautiful Christmas treasures! Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who actually do make Christmas a little sweeter by making homemade candies, baking cookies, cakes and pies, and also cook delicious and nutritious meals for families and friends. Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who keep the Christmas spirit alive 365!
Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who lovingly tend roses, carefully plant gardens, and beautify their homes with floral arrangements, working hard to keep the art of gardening alive too! Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who host garden tea parties and preserve social graces and culture (and especially to those who hoard back vintage gardening tools and lovely tea cups to pass on to younger generations!)
Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who rock around the Christmas tree and dance like no one is watching, (maybe even through stiff and painful joints), but with grace and beauty nonetheless! Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who might even fall down and get a little dirty, but they get right back up, dust themselves off and keep on dancing!
Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who have their own sense of style (and who can still beautifully rock a “top knot” bun in their old age!) Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses whose smiles still radiate beauty through bifocals, for truly they are able to see things more clearly than most…
Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who lovingly crochet Christmas ornaments, stitch mittens, hats and sweaters, hem garments and sew cozy blankets to warm their families…
Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who make hand made crafts, wreaths, (and maybe even a farmhouse cotton stem and pine Christmas swag) to beautify their homes! Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who are creative entrepreneurs who sell their wares on Etsy, Ebay, or are small business owners. Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who choose to stay at home to home school their children, or to those who are public school teachers, nurses, doctors, construction workers, engineers, missionaries, or full-time bloggers… and let’s hear it for those work extra jobs to make ends meet!
Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who wear tattered clothes, give themselves bad hair cuts and wear old rickety glasses so their children have new and better things…
Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who donate their time to help the needy, give to the poor and spread love in their communities!
Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who may look a little dirty, worn and tired. May the Lord help us not to judge, as we may never know their story. Instead let us look at them with love this holiday season and see the beauty of their whole picture…
Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who are devoted mothers, daughters, sisters, aunts, friends, and prayer partners, and those who are always williing to lend an ear or helping hand. Let’s hear it for all the Mrs. Clauses who keep the joy of Christmas year round and make the world a better place just by being in it!
May all of them (and all of you) receive back 100 fold this Christmas…Let’s hear it for Mrs. Claus!!
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