When Santa Claus Comes by mekea

Currently unavailable for purchase

Available to buy on…

When Santa Claus Comes

A GOOD time is coming: I wish it were here!-
The very best time in the whole of the year:
I’m counting each day, on my fingers and thumbs,
The weeks that must pass before Santa Claus comes.

Good-by for a while, then, to lessons and school;
We can laugh, talk, and sing, without “breaking the rule;”
No troublesome spelling, nor writing, nor sums:
There’s nothing but play-time when Santa Claus comes.

I suppose I shall have a new dolly, of course,-
My last one was killed by a fall from her horse;
And for Harry and Jack there’ll be trumpets and drums,
To deafen us all with, when Santa Claus comes.

I’ll hang up my stocking to hold what he brings;
I hope he will fill it with lots of nice things:
He must know how dearly I love sugar-plums;
I’d like a big box full when Santa Claus comes.

Then when the first snow-flakes begin to come down,
And the wind whistles sharp, and the branches are brown,
I’ll not mind the cold, though my fingers it numbs;
For it brings the time nearer when Santa Claus comes.
~Elizabeth Sill

This is a story out of a book called STORY NEST: A collection of pictures and stories for younger children. It has the most beautfiul old pictures to illustrate the short stories. It was published in 1889 by Syndicate Trading Company. The picture is of my daughter showing her toy to Santa last year! :)) Hope you all have a wonderful holiday season! :))


  • Anibal
    Anibalover 5 years ago

    This poem is incredable…you know where to find the goods…great picture to complement it so well…

  • Thanks hun! I knew i collected these old books for all these years for some reason! Thank you RB! :)))

    – mekea

  • Lisa Jones Caldwell
    Lisa Jones Cal...over 5 years ago

    Mekea this is a fabalous photo! Perfect in every way!!!! The story/poem compliments it so very well. Wouldn’t this be lovely framed with the photo on one said and the story on the other?

  • That’s a great idea! :))

    – mekea

  • SarahCook
    SarahCookover 5 years ago

    Nice soft focus… :) Really nice work :)

  • Thanks Sarah!

    – mekea

  • steveberlin
    steveberlinover 5 years ago

    great poem and nice tones on this image !

  • Thank you!!!

    – mekea

  • cougarfan
    cougarfanover 5 years ago

    Beautiful Photo and Words Hun:)))))))))))

  • Thanks hun!

    – mekea

  • michaelby3
    michaelby3over 5 years ago


  • Thanks Michael!

    – mekea

    AUDEANYESover 5 years ago

    this is addorably cute love it

  • Thanks so much!!!! :))))

    – mekea

  • driftindreamin
    driftindreaminover 5 years ago

    very nice mekea

  • Thanks Mike!

    – mekea

  • rasnidreamer
    rasnidreamerover 5 years ago

    Mekea—-this is just too precious for words!!! It looks like a page right out of some wonderful classic book!!!

  • Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you!! :))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))

    – mekea

  • reflector
    reflectorover 5 years ago

    A very atmospheric shot ! Great sepia and soft focus !

  • Thanks so much!!!:)

    – mekea

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait