Inspired by a design by Merrill Coffin, my grandfather. It's a detail from a painted toy trunk he did for me in the 1970s. Part of the proceeds goes to keep his web site www.thecoffinhouse.com up in his honor.
The tree all decorated sparkling bright.
Lit by the fire's warming light.
The stocking filled with gifts to the brim.
Waiting for the presents delivered by him.
Our hearts are huge with love of the season.
It is all those gathered about, they are the reason.
That every tradition is held so true.
Starting every year as though they were new.
Design originated from a painted trunk by Merrill Coffin.