Thursday, December 22, 2011

Santa's Almost Here!

Only TWO DAYS will be left until Christmas when John will get this for his lunch tomorrow.

I was thinking of putting my own twist on one of the awesome Santa & Chimney lunches I've seen so far this season.

Like Keeley's ...

or Sherimiya's ...

but we don't even have a chimney to peek out of or fall down.

We have a front door...
with a Santa key.


When the Big Guy arrives he can just let himself in using his very own pewter key that gets hung with pride every year. Normally we wait until Christmas Eve but John decided we could put it out early. No one else will be able to use it, after all. You see, it's magic and the right-sized keyhole only appears for Santa.

So, no chimney for John this year. Or for Santa. Instead they both get the key.

(Close-up of the actual key.)
Mixed berry cream cheese sandwich for the key, Cherry AirHead ribbon,
with Star Cheese Crackers & mini Slim Jims on the side!
Whether you celebrate Christmas or Hanukkah or something else or nothing at all except for the week (or two) off from school, I hope you have a truly blessed whatever. We'll probably take a couple of days off for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day ... and my extended family typically gets together the day after ... but it's highly unlikely that John will let me go the entire week he's off from school without something blog-worthy going into his belly!


  1. LOVE THIS so much Karen!

    I love the idea of leaving a key for Santa, and love even more the fact you made a bento out of it! Super cute! :)

  2. I love your key! We had a Santa key too (our last home had no fireplace) and then when we moved here we hung it on the tree as an ornament - I say had, because a couple of years ago Pickle broke it *sigh*

    Gosh you are good at drawing on bread!

  3. Where did you get the santa key? Cute!