Monday, November 29, 2010

Checking the List ...

By: Joshua Harley, Historical Interpreter for Todd's General Store

Santa Claus is a very busy man. This is a well known fact. With more and more children in the world to visit, sometimes the jolly old elf needs a helping hand. We here at The Farmers’ Museum are happy to help Santa when we can. To that end, we are proud to present our new stocking stuffers, Naughty and Nice bags!
Do you know someone who deserves one (or maybe both) of these hand-printed bags?

Giving gifts to children based on their behavior during the holiday season is a tradition thought to have started in America with the Dutch settlers of New York. At the time shoes were often left by the fireplace for Sinterklaas to fill with candies, toys, poems, or *gasp* coal to those who earned it.

In keeping with this tradition our Naughty bags are filled with our 100% blacksmith-approved coal from our historic blacksmith shop and each is hand filled by our Santa-approved shopkeeper.

Our Nice bag will have traditional gifts of candy and small toys for those who deserve them.

Both the bags were hand printed right here on our historic 1862 Liberty Job Press. It is the oldest Liberty press known to exist - with a serial number of 610 -  and was made in Brooklyn.

So come down to Todd’s General Store at Candlelight Evening on December 11, and help Santa out. That should put you on the “nice” list!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I know I will be there for Candlelight Evening!

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