Father Frost has a special place on the DeVenny mantle.
The wooden figurine, carved from birch, reminds Susan DeVenny of her trip to Russia at the end of summer.
The Santa-like carving holds a miniature pine tree, and his robe is painted with a sledding scene with two children.
That reminds DeVenny of winters in Connecticut, sledding with her sister.
DeVenny, director of S.C. First Steps, bought her Father Frost in Uglich, Russia, a place famous for its clock and watch making.