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Currently I am preparing for our holiday homes tour. I will begin decorating for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. In the meantime I am creating different projects to decorate with. So, the ideas I am sharing do not show the final stage often due to that. In December I will post pictures of the final outcome. Thanks for stopping by. And please, check out the website above!
Michelle



11.02.2011

Santa's Magic Key

Update 12/16/11: I am so surprised that over 12,000 people have looked at this post on my blog! Wow, thank you Pinterest and everyone for noticing my work. Please feel free to use the poem I wrote for personal use. However, I ask that you not use the poem itself if you intend on selling the Santa Key. Thank you! Original Post: I wish this were an original idea, however it is not. But, I couldn't resist creating one for our home when I saw it on Pinterest. I googled Santa Key and found several versions of it. In our home we celebrate Christ's birth and add the whimsy of Santa Claus too for the Christmas holiday. So, I wanted the poem to reflect that. Therefore I just wrote my own. I simply wrote the poem, and used my Cricut to cut the tags. I then used a brown ink pad to add a border. The fun little key I found at Michael's in their $1 bins for well, $1.50, so I guess they aren't $1 bins. The poem reads: Dear Santa, This magic key works just for you, Please open the door and come on through. Thank you for coming to our house tonight. We are celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ. Thank you Santa for the gifts you bring. Thank you Lord for everything.

35 comments:

  1. Darn! I have been looking for a key like this all over for 6 months now for just this purpose. Just ran to our 3 closest Michael's and they are all out. Hope I find one somewhere soon. Thanks for sharing the poem!

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    1. Etsy.com has a ton of keys from about an inch to large picture size for wall mounting. All fairly inexpensive.

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    2. I don't know if you have a Gordman's near you or not, but they have some cute ones too....and I think I only paid like $3 for it.

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    3. I was at Michael's this afternoon and they have them in their $1.50 bins. I was very tempted to get some.

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  2. this is adorable!!! Love it! :) Love how you changed it to fit the true meaning of Christmas and kept santa in it too! ;) to tiffany, you can find them online too if no luck in the stores

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  3. LOVE this! Will be linking to your post from my blog!
    Jessica

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  4. This is beautiful... I think I will share your project with my Sunday school class :)

    Thank you :)

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  5. Beautifully made! Really love the poem - thank you for sharing. I wanted to create a Santa key for our home now that my son is 2-1/2 and also keep 'Christ' in Christmas. I will be using this. Thank you! Hope you & your family have a blessed holiday. :)

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  6. Love this so much! Found you on pinterest, posting this on my blog tonight. YOu can come by tomorrow and see.

    Thanks so much for the inspiration,
    Vanessa
    The Sew*er, The Caker, The CopyCat Maker
    www.sewcakemake.blogspot.com

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  7. Love this! I was just wondering how I could incorporate Santa & still keep Christ's birth the center of our celebration.

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  8. Thank you for sharing this beautiful idea. I especially love the saying on the Santa key. I made one for our family today.

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  9. I will be adding this poem to our tradition of making a key for Santa. We use heave card stock and make a large key. the kids color it and over it in glitter glue - to make sure it has some magic on it. Each year we make a new key.

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  10. LOVE this... going to do this for my Sunday School class!!! AWESOME! TFS

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  11. Thanks for this! I found it on Pinterest.

    For anyone still looking for a key like this, I found mine at Home Depot, of all places!
    http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-100391451/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

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  12. This is the best of the Santa keys. I love the poem too. May I copy?

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  13. I absolutely love everything about this, especially your poem. What Cricut cartridge did you use?

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  14. Not sure how to comment back. Sorry guys. I ask that you may use the poem I wrote for personal use, but not to sell. I used the Cricut cartridge (I think that came with the Cricut) George and Basic shapes. Tag is with the K if I remember right. I made the smaller tag 1/2" smaller than the other. I first printed the poem. I then made a tag template on misc. paper. I used the template to figure out how to line up the poem on the cricut. I hope this makes sense and helps out! I am blown away by the nice compliments and the number of people who have read this blog!

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    1. Hi, I just came across your post & I understand your feelings about people not copying "Your" poem, however I have been making Santa keys for the past 10 years and have seen this exact poem many years ago & have even used it myself on the occasions that I was doing a Craft fair at a Christian church.There are also several others that include Jesus & the true meaning of Christmas. I'm sorry to say that in the end it is you that unknowingly copied the poem. I have done the same at times, unfortunately in the craft world, everyone is "copying" everyone - Crafts are like a pair of jeans - It's very hard design a pair that hasn't already been designed - you can change the color or the thread in the stitches but in the end Jeans are Jeans. Enjoy your Holidays...Susie

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    2. I understand that there are several versions of this poem and that this is not a new idea. I stated that in the blog. With several thousand views, I also understand that someone, somewhere in the world is probably using it to sell. I love that the message has gone worldwide and little me from Missouri has been able to have a worldwide impact. I never thought that would happen. I am simply protecting my rights regarding commercial development. By the simple fact that I haven't blogged much in almost a year, I am not an obsessive blogger. I love sharing my work and inspiring others. I love sharing the message of Christ. I don't know a lot about blogging, I don't have ads flashing on the side, or receive royalties by pushing a product, and I don't know a lot about copyright laws. I just did a simple thing that I thought was the right thing to do. I am sorry if I offended you. Merry Christmas to you too.

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  15. I really love this and am going to make them for my immediate family for Christmas... I love how you were able to integrate Santa and Jesus... not many ways to do that! Found my keys at a flea market for about 80 cents each... ready to get them put together. :)Gotta love Pinterest! :)

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  16. I love this and the poem is beautiful. You are so kind to share it with all of us. Thank you very much.
    Blessings, Linda

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  17. I am trying to figure out how to put them poem on the template by using your cricut?

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  18. ABSOLUTELY LOVE!! This will be featured tomorrow on Just Simply Christmas.... Come join in on the fun!! 15 weeks of Christmas with 15 themes!
    http://justsimplychristmas.blogspot.com/p/please-read-to-participants.html
    Thanks!
    Jess

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  19. I love this!!!! I am totally going to use this for friends and for our own house for our kids. I just love it so much!

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  20. What a GREAT idea!! Thank you fir sharing.

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  21. I am making a wreath for charity auction for cancer. I was wondering if I could use? I couldn't find a place to e-mail you. thanks

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  22. This is simply beautiful...thank you for sharing!

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  23. This is so perfect! I'm doing a key this year since we don't have a chimney and this is definitely the best Santa key poem out there!

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  24. I LOVE this and immediately pinned this on Pinterest! I have ordered my keys - not as baeutiful as your - but found a lot of them on ebay. I plan on making some for the girls in my Bible study and for close friends!

    I would suggest making a bunch for next year and selling them on ETSY & maybe ebay. xoxo

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  25. Some Girl Put This Up On Listia And I Won For 600 And Some Credits Thought I Was Getting Everything In Pic? Turns Out It Was This Site With Posting I Won?? I Don't C Where The Poem Is? Can't Read What Is Written.. Confused Can Anyone Help Me Out? Would Really B Helpful Ty Email Me Murphysandy82@yahoo.com Also Was She Aloud To Do This For Credits Or Should I Report Her? Thanks :)

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  26. Hi, i apologize but I have no idea what you are talking about. I have never heard of Listia. So i am not sure what you won or credit you are referring to. I am just a blogger and don't have any arrangements, business dealings or anything else out there. I will edit the blog and put the poem back on.
    Merry Christmas! Michelle

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  27. this is beautiful !!!!!!!! thank you for sharing joanne

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