It’s December fifteenth and day 15 of expressing what makes me happy during this holiday season. Come back everyday for a new photo set. Today, my happiness is, reindeer!
Being an animal lover, reindeer are certainly a joyful example of Christmas. The great stories and songs of Santa’s sleigh being pulled by magical, flying reindeer. The most famous of those reindeer being Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer.
While growing up, there were these two reindeer figurines that my mother put out every year as part of the christmas decorations. As a child, I remember playing with these reindeer, much to my mother’s disapproval. They are absolutely breakable, but as you can see, they are in one piece, the years of love have worn them a bit though and now they have a place in my home.
But my absolute favorite reindeer I have, is this one. This was also one that I played with a lot as a child and this one is not easily broken. It is an ornament, but it was always too heavy for the tree, so it was usually used as a decorative piece instead. I love this reindeer. When I look at it, I think of Christmas present and past.
Of course, the most beautiful of all reindeer are the real ones. Unlike popular belief, I don’t live in Sweden, so reindeer are not found in the wild here. I could have gone to the zoo and perhaps tried to photograph a few, but I’m admitting I do not love you readers enough to do so ;). I’m trying to only use my own images for this advent calendar project, but today, I have to make a few exceptions. The photograph of Rudolph and the following photographs of reindeer, were all taking off of the internet. Apologies, but isn’t the baby reindeer adorable? Had to share some images of these beautiful animals and yes, they really do pull sleighs. Fun fact about the reindeer, scientists have recently discovered (October 2013) that their eyes change colors according to the seasons. In the warmer months, their eyes appear to be gold in color and in the colder months, they turn blue.
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