8 x 8
Oil on Raymar panel
It is amusing that we tell our children not to talk to strangers, be wary of adults bearing gifts, don't accept candy from strangers...and then Christmas time rolls around! We stand in long lines to hoist our child up onto a stranger's lap and encourage them to accept candy canes as gifts! I guess the solution to this dilemma is to introduce your child to Santa before hand. Prepare your child for Santa and the magic of Christmas...Santa is no stranger!
I also believe strongly that this season is the season of giving. The holiday certainly has strong religious ties, especially for me, but I think the spirit of the season...the spirit of giving spans religion, race and culture. It is a good message for all year long and it is nice to emphasize it each year.