Sunday, December 19, 2010

Santa’s Magic Key

Many parents are faced with the situation of having no chimney. This can be a cause  of great concern for a child. There are several lines in the famous poem “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by Clement Clark Moore that reference a chimney. The most prominent is: “Down the chimney St. Nicholas came with a bound.” If you ask any child over the age of 3 how Santa arrives 99% will respond “The Chimney”. If you are like me and live in a home with no fireplace there is a very sweet alternative. The Santa Key. At Metis our Santa keys are from 18th and 19th century France and show the delicious patina that comes with age. They are heavy and most children have never seen such a key, making it all the more magical.



There are several sweet poems you can select to accompany your key.

Take this "Magic Key" tonight
Hang it on your door so tight
Santa's on his way to you
in his sleigh with presents too,
He tip toes in, not missing a house
Jolly old Guy, Quiet as a mouse
Whispering magic and joy in each Child's Ear
Comes to deliver some Holiday Cheer!


Our stockings hang upon a wall.
We have no fireplace at all!
You see the problem is quite clear.
Santa, how will you get in here?
We heard a legend. Is it true?
Of magic only you can do.
We'll leave out this special key,
and mark it "Santa" so you can see.
Your magic makes the key fit right,
so you can get inside that night.
Thank you Santa, here's our key.
The milk and cookies are on me!



If you have no chimney on Christmas Eve,

Awaiting the presents that Santa will leave,

Just hang this key by the door for him,

And all the gifts will be left within.



If you are in need of a key, our antique keys are available for $15 and arrive with a heavy, double faced satin, red bow. Priority mailing takes two days ($4.98), so there is still time.

You are free to leave a comment, or contact us.



Joyeux Noel!


All poems found on the Thrifty Fun website.


Pink Princess said...

I have keys like that, what a wonderful idea ♥

Karena said...

Andrea and Laura, this i such a wonderful idea, you are both so creative. A wonderful use for the
antique keys!

Joyeux Noel!

Art by Karena

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

What a sweet, sweet idea! I love your beautiful blog :-)

Sherri said...

I have heard of the key idea for children that have no chimneys! I think it is a wonderful idea and I loved the poems! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

What a fabulous idea! I grew up in Florida and not having a chimney was always a big concern for me at Christmas. Happy Holidays.

Privet and Holly said...

Ladies, this is just
precious. Alas, we
DO have a chimney, now,
but there were years
where these would have
come in handy!
Merry Christmas,
xx Suzanne

Jeannine said...

Beautiful keys and perfect solution for children