A unique collection of Caroler® Figurines based on everyone’s favorite Christmas songs. Concept and original design by Keith Phelps of Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps. Designed by Joyce Byers and hand-crafted by the artisans of Byers’ Choice Ltd., Chalfont, PA. This collection is available exclusively at Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps in Mifflinburg, PA.
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Santa (2020)
5th in the “Songs of the Season” Series
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Let your heart be light
Next year, all our troubles will be out of sight
Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Make the yuletide gay
Next year, all our troubles will be miles away
Once again as in olden days
Happy golden days of yore
Faithful friends who were near to us
Will be dear to us once more
Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow
So have yourself a merry little Christmas now
What a year 2020 has been! When I started thinking about the design for this year’s Santa, nothing really seemed right. 2020 has been difficult for many and it certainly has been an out of the ordinary year for us all. We don’t really know what the 2020 Christmas season will look like, but when I listened to the words and music of the song, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane, for the musical, Meet Me in St. Louis, I knew I had found the song for this year’s design. The song starts off sad and melancholy, but then brings promise and hope for a brighter future. I hope you can see the hope for a brighter future shining through the 2020 “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” Santa, just as I intended.
The 2020 Byers’ Choice “Songs of the Season” Santa, designed by Keith Phelps of Inspired Designs is now available to order. Dressed in a gray cloak, trimmed in brown fur, this Santa is going to add a new color palette to your Santa collection, or be great as a stand alone piece this holiday season. In his right hand he has the star to “Hang a shining star upon the highest bough. If the bough is too high, in his left hand, his star covered walking stick also has a hook to help out. Hanging on his chained belt, are a series of stars for you to make wishes on for the coming year. This Santa is the 5th in the “Songs of the Season” collection of Byers’ Choice Santas and is available exclusively through Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps. Be sure to order yours right away so you don’t miss out!
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WILL BE BACK IN STOCK THE FIRST WEEK of NOVEMBER 2021!
We are doing another smaller run of the 2020, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas Santa with Byers’ Choice, so if you are interested, PRE-ORDER NOW!!! Orders placed for this item will be shipped or are available for pick up the first week of November.
*SPECIAL NOTE* We are remaking a limited number of the 4th edition 2019, “the Holly and the Ivy” Santa!
Previous Santas from the “Songs of the Season” Series
“The Holly & the Ivy” Santa (2019)
Based on the traditional British folk Christmas carol, “The Holly and the Ivy,” the 2019 Byer’s Choice “Songs of the Season” Santa, designed by Keith Phelps of Inspired Designs is now available to order. The Holly and the Ivy Santa arrives carrying a basket overflowing with vines of ivy, holly boughs and plaid wrapped packages. He carries his walking staff also adorned with holly and ivy, glasses perched upon his nose, and a warm Russian Cossack style cap, complete the festive holiday look. With his long flowing evergreen velvet cloak with a faux curly lamb’s wool fur trim, to his tartan plaid robe, this year’s Santa is sure to be a Christmas holiday heirloom. This Santa is the 4 th in the “Songs of the Season” collection of Byers’ Choice Santas and is available exclusively through Inspired Designs by Keith Phelps. Be sure to
order yours right away so you don’t miss out!
“SANTA AND HIS REINDEER” (2018)
This Santa is based on a treasured piece of piano sheet music belonging to Keith’s mother, which he has fond memories of her playing as he was growing up. Santa is dressed in a white shirt, brown vest and boots, green pants and gloves with a fur-trimmed red cape coat and traditional hat. He has just learned that the weather is predicted to be dreadful on Christmas Eve, and is hoping his red-nosed reindeer will guide his sleigh through the foggy night. Santa comes complete with a candy cane (the reindeer’s favorite treat) and sleigh bells in hand. His reindeer friend is enjoying a candy cane treat and both he and Santa are adorned with lacquered holly leaves. This set will be great stand alone pieces or a festive addition to your “Songs of the Season” Collection! Just like last year, there are a limited number 2018 Songs of the Season Santa’s being produced. You need to place and pay for your order now. Santa will be ready for pick up or to be shipped starting the first week of November. Distribution will be based on receipt of order and payment. If you purchased a number, signed Santa last year, we have a record of your number and will get you the same number this year! Be sure to order now so you don’t miss out!!!
“JOLLY OLD SAINT NICHOLAS” (2017)
Dressed in his traditional Santa suit, this Jolly Old Santa is slightly bent over with his hand to his ear to hear the Christmas wishes from all the boys and girls. He comes his Magical Toy Bag, overloaded with all of the special gifts that the children have been wishing for. This Santa is in limited supply, and is ready for shipping now. Once he is gone, there will be no more of this Magical piece.
“OH, CHRISTMAS TREE” (2016)
Dressed in a long antique red robe and hood, this elegant Santa is pulling a sled, loaded with a fresh cut Christmas tree, and carrying a basket full of glass ornaments, holly and ivy and garland to decorate the tree. This Santa will be in very limited supply. We will start shipping or be ready for pick up the first week of November…but so you don’t miss out…Order Now!