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Awesome New Year Illustrations for 2015

As said in song and verse, it's the most wonderful time of the year.

For weeks now Christmas has been on the hearts and minds of many. We are busy with the planning and preparations. Shopping is done, presents are wrapped. Menus are set, baking is done.  Events have been organized, parties are everywhere. Our lives are full of the spirit and goodwill of the season and thoughts centre around little else.

But, as we move closer to this beautiful holiday,  there's another event on the horizon which tends to be a bit of an afterthought. Until the celebration of Christmas is behind us New Year's can often be given short shrift. Amidst the holiday questions asked of family and friends, there may be a few regarding one's plans for Dec. 31, but most attention goes to the plans, the hopes, the fun of Christmas.

However, before we know it, we will have left this wonder of the season behind us and begin looking ahead to another year. In less than two weeks we will turn a calenda…

Over 3,000 Wonderful Santa Claus Illustrations

The guy featured in today's  illustrations can be a bit of an acquired taste. Portly and hirsute with a booming laugh, no one could deny he's an imposing character.  While adults easily see the charm and colour of his personality, little ones can often be intimidated.

I was with our grandchildren for their visit with Santa this year. It's a tradition that anyone with experience can tell you often doesn't go well. As the jolly elf made his way to his chair, our  wide-eyed toddler managed a "Hello, Santa", which was quickly followed by "No.  No. No. No. No." when the suggestion was made that she sit on his knee.

For little ones it does take some time to see past that larger-than-life persona.  Until they come to understand the magic in loving him.

Adults, who have come to accept what his presence represents, that of love and generosity, can be equally enamoured.  Personally, I've always had a crush on the guy, besotted I admit with his charmingl…