Maryland Blogger: MeetUp with Santa Claus

MeetUp with Santa Claus

MeetUp with Santa Claus


I had a very special MeetUp with Santa Claus in Colonial Williamsburg during one of his regular visits. I do not need anything for myself so I asked Santa about his plans for members of ActiveRain. He commented that bloggers are among his favorites because they document their activities.

Sadly, Santa reported that some of the ActiveRain bloggers have been caught up in some rants that place them in his naughty category. When I asked if there was room for negotiation, Santa agreed that if all of the members would be nice for this week, he would set aside their naughty issues. 

Santa said that he will contact Bob Stewart on the 24th before he makes his rounds to check on the final status of naughty bloggers. His departing comment was to offer his best wishes for a Very Merry Christmas to the members of ActiveRain.


Santa Claus, Colonial Williamsburg, Photograph by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Santa Claus in Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia USA IMG 8710
Photograph by Roy Kelley 
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Gaithersburg, MD 20879

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Comment balloon 22 commentsRoy Kelley • December 13 2017 07:35PM


Roy Kelley Wow you took that pic.  It's beautiful.  

Posted by Dr. Karen Lewis, Broker 305-3231556, Residential for Sellers and Buyers in S. Broward (K1 Realty Group) 10 months ago

Good one Roy.  I'm encouraged to read that Santa is keeping an eye on our bloggers.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 10 months ago

Good morning, Roy Kelley that's a task that even Santa can't satisfy.... he's only human!

Posted by Barbara Todaro, "Franklin MA Homes" (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 10 months ago

Good morning Roy. A time of year when all should be good, not naughty. Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 10 months ago

Good morning Roy Kelley ,

Wow..not sure Santa Claus has time for all of this..he needs to be getting his delivery's ready for all the kids!

Posted by Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR, Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate (Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799) 10 months ago

Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to receive your feedback.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 10 months ago
Winter Lights Festivalwinterlights 
Take a break from the hectic holiday hustle and enjoy a leisurely drive through the spectacular Winter Lights Festival at Seneca Creek State Park. It's open daily through December 31 (closed December 25). Delight in more than 450 magical displays that light up the night, including Teddy Bear Land, Victorian Village, Winter Woods, the Enchanted Castle, and the new Mermaids on the Lake. In the spirit of the holidays, a portion of the proceeds benefits local charities. Click here for hours, admission fees and details.
Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 10 months ago

Uh oh....some better not pout members better be good !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 10 months ago

I would be fine with Santa banishing the bad bloggers from the Rain, haha.  I don't really know of any bad bloggers though, the ones that I follow are always so nice to everyone!

Posted by Brian England, MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ (Arizona Focus Realty) 10 months ago

Very cute take on this Roy. First of all, that looks like the Santa I envision in my mind. 

Be nice Rainers, Santa Claus is coming to town. D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 10 months ago

Good morning Roy. What a fun post and a great looking Santa too. Merry Christmas.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 10 months ago

Roy, I too thought Santa was pretty busy this time of year, but great post! 

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) 10 months ago


What a wonderful and very clever post you shared with us this morning.  Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, and I promise to me nice,  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 10 months ago

That Santa looks suspiciously like you Roy. . .Could he be???

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 10 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 10 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you very much for the feature recognition. It is much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 10 months ago

Good one Roy, I promise to be nice and promote other rains to be nice till Dec 26.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 10 months ago

Good afternoon Roy - hopefully Santa will get good reports on all the Active Rainers.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 10 months ago


 That is a good looking Santa Claus he looks like the classic Santa Claus! Thanks for sharing!

Posted by Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert 10 months ago

What a wonderful photo, Roy. You are an excellent photographer.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 10 months ago

Your comments are always welcome and are very much appreciated.

Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 10 months ago
Last Chance for Loose Leaf Collectionleaf 
You've got one more week to get those leaves raked for pick-up this season. Hurry, before they get covered with snow! Simply rake them curbside before 7 a.m. on your regular recycling day and our crews will vacuum them up. Please don't rake them into the gutter - that can cause drainage issues, which can be hazardous if freezing temperatures are predicted. The three-week spring loose leaf collection period starts the last week of March. Leaves can always be bagged in biodegradable paper bags for pick up on your regular recycling day.
Posted by Roy Kelley, Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs (Realty Group Referrals) 10 months ago