Wednesday, December 17, 2008

A Foot's Perspective #19: The Night Before Christmas

In honor of the Holiday season, I share with you in this episode of A Foot's Perspective, my very favorite Christmas story, The Night Before Christmas.

This version of Clement C. Moore's famous story [which was originally published anonymously in 1823 as A Visit From St. Nicholas] is illustrated by Mary Engelbreit, a St. Louis artist. I find the richness of patterns and details entrancing and particularly delightful, as does my daughter. We received this copy when she was born 7 years ago.

[BTW, this story per Wikipedia is "largely responsible for the conception of Santa Claus from the mid-nineteenth century to today, including his physical appearance, the night of his visit, his mode of transportation, the number and names of his reindeer, and that he brings toys to children. Prior to the poem, American ideas about St. Nicholas and other Christmastide visitors varied considerably." Amazing!]

My 'foot' drop for the story is a scrumptiously opulent feeling textured carpet style called Touch of Heaven from WundaWeve, made with Wear-Dated carpet fiber.

Without further ado, I present you with "The Night Before Christmas."

[Subscribers, please click on the link to view the YouTube Video.]

Thank you for watching [and reading!].

As says jolly St. Nicholas, "Merry Christmas to all & to all a Good Night!" I wish you the Happiest of Holidays!

For the most recent episode, visit A Foot's Perspective - Episode 18: Fabrica's Silk Weave Carpet. Or you can scroll through previous blogposts with links to all previous episodes of A Foot's Perspective.

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