Just finding this product again was a miracle in itself. Something thought gone forever now has a second chance. Thank you for taking the time to remember it, and making it available .This is one of those things beyond value.
November 24, 2014
Grandma and Santa going home for the holidays!
I bought this last year, something I remember from my younger days...It is absolutely my favorite Christmas decoration now. Last year I loaded all my presents for my grandchildren into my Jeep and headed home from Arkansas to Oklahoma on Christmas Eve. Santa here was in the passenger seat glowing as if to wish every car we passed a Merry Christmas! Got lots of smiles and finger pointing but the best was when I pulled into my daughters driveway .......AWESOME
November 9, 2014
I love this Santa decoration! I love the retro look!
January 13, 2014
ahhhhh My FAVORITE PURCHASE....
I try to add a cpl of items each year...and this is by far my favorite purchase for Christmas !! It is exactly how it looks, and brought back a FLOOD of Christmas memories when I was a little girl...my Daughter & Grandchildren enjoyed it too..will be purchasing one for them next year....it's a must to complete your Holiday decorating !! Ps...I used mine inside !
January 2, 2014
It brought back childhood memories!
When we were children in the 1950's both my husband's family and mine had this exact same Santa!
The only difference was that the back was made of cardboard and he wasn't quite as sturdy. When my husband saw it in the catalog, we knew we HAD to have it for many Christmases to come! Everyone who has seen it in our front window has admired it and it has brought back fond memories for them as well.
December 30, 2013
Reminded me of my grandparents' home
I ordered this because of childhood memories. I have a Santa face that was my grandparents', but it's made of paper mache' and isn't lighted. I always hang that one on the wall near the fireplace, as did my grandmother.
I was anxious to get this one, after reading the other reviews. However, I was disappointed that it arrived damaged. The nose was scuffed up and there was a scratch mark on one of the cheeks. I kept it anyway, and he has been hanging on my kitchen wall since then. So many of my friends and family say they think he looks "scary". I tell them, if I were a little child under the age of five, yes, he probably would seem scary to me. My grandparents' paper mache' Santa was scary to me back then. Now I love him and when I look at him, there on my wall, he brings back good memories and makes me smile.
As I said, this one was kind of beat up when he arrived, but I decided to keep him any way. I'll touch up his abrasions myself, eventually. Maybe next year I'll hang him on the front of the house instead of in the kitchen. I'm sure he'll be considered an "heirloom" one day, when I'm gone, along with my grandparents' Santa face. I have three kids; maybe I should invest in another one!
December 27, 2013
Great Gift for a Great Friend
My friend ordered this item last year but it was so popular it had sold out. What a joy to find it again in time to give it to her for this Christmas season. It arrived quickly and in excellent condition. Thank you Vermont Country Store for continuing to supply some of the past to us oldsters.
December 17, 2013
I remember visiting my grandmother 50 years ago and seeing this familiar decoration lighting the way to the front door. My excitement at seeing this decoration hanging outside was hard to contain. It meant that once I stepped over the threshold Christmas Magic waited for me. My Grandmother's laughter, her hugs and kisses...Grandpa's knee....Wonderful Holiday Foods and Presents!! When I saw this on the website I knew I had to have one of my own. I am not disappointed in the purchase, it's a fantastic addition to what we already have. Most of all, it's the Trip Down Memory Lane that I can have.
Thank you to the Orton Family for wanting to help others recapture and relive the memories. The way you research and find such nostalgic items is greatly appreciated!!
December 15, 2013
What Our Customers Are Saying about Our Light-Up Santa Face …
"I had an original till I passed it on as an heirloom to my grandson. When he was a baby, he used to fall asleep at night looking at it. Right now he's 24 years." - Rita, Lowell, MA
"When I was a child, my grandparents had a Santa face exactly like this one that they would hang on their porch every year. At night, that face would shine like a beacon. Seeing it again brings back so many fond memeories of long-ago Christmases with my entire family gathered together. Thanks for resurrecting this memorable piece for a whole new generation of children to enjoy!" - Mary Beth Ganucheau, Hamden, CT
"I love your light-up Santa Face! I am ordering one and cannot wait for it to light up my Christmas. My grandmother had one on her front door for years. As soon as I saw yours I said that's just like my grandmother's! I just have to have it. You can bet I will be a repeat customer. I love your vintage items and especially the 1950s and 1960s items; they take me back to my childhood! Keep up the good work! Warmest Regards, Patricia Padgett, Jonesboro, Georgia" - Patricia Padgett, Jonesboro, GA
"I just received this today and he is adorable!! He has that old-time sweet Santa face that you just don't see anymore. Even though he is a substantial size, I'd love to see him offered larger! In the meantime, I'll be placing an order for another...Thank you, Vermont Country Store!" - Elizabeth Kaszycki, Hawthorne, NJ
"I RECEIVED YOUR SANTA FACE AS A GIFT FROM MY SISTER. IT HAS TO BE ONE OF THE BEST GIFTS I HAVE EVER RECEIVED. IT MADE ME CRY WHEN I OPENED IT. WE ALWAYS HAD ONE ON OUR FRONT DOOR MANY YEARS AGO. THANK YOU FOR THIS WONDERFUL ITEM!" - JESSICA KOSS, WAUSAU, WI
"My grandmother had this very same Santa face hanging on the front door of her farmhouse in Groton, Mass., every year I was growing up. When I saw it in your catalog a few years ago I almost couldn't believe my eyes! Now the very same Santa Gram had hangs on our front door each Christmas! It brings back wonderful memories every time I look at it. Thank you so much! Sincerely, Joelyn Livingston, Westford, Mass."
"Putting up this light-up Santa face was the start of the Christmas season to come as a child. Thank you for bringing him back for my grandchildren to enjoy!" - Julie, Abrams, WI
"My husband came home with an original one of these from a Rexall drug store in Tulsa, OK, years ago. My 2 grown daughters have always felt the holidays didn't really start until plastic Santa was up in our house. I was thrilled that I could find another for them; The Vermont Country store never quits finding the great new and the best of the old things around!"-Patricia Martin, Bloomington, IN
"All my young life my grandfather would display this Santa face on his front porch. When I found it in your catalog I even recalled the way we'd unwrap or re-wrap at the end of the holiday. I plan to buy several for each of my brothers and sister. Thanks for the memories!"-Lynda Hyer, Daphne, AL
"Christmas has just passed! I just stored away the Santa face. This was the first Christmas with him in our home. When I was growing up, my mom had a Santa just like this one hanging on our front door. My parents have passed on, but this past Christmas they seemed even closed than normal. Every time I looked at him, I was reminded of such special times in my life. I would love to have one even larger than this one. Thanks so much!"-Debbie Moss, Paducah, KY
"We got this in the mail and hung it on the wall, and I have not stopped looking at this sweet face. We expected some flimsy wall hanging and got a solid built product. We couldn't be happier. The picture in the catalog doesn't do him justice. Everyone who sees him falls in love. Thanks for such a good addition to our Christmas." - Kathy Gunderson, Jacksonville, FL