Yes indeed, the signs of the holidays seem to be most everywhere ... with more sure to come.
With his first day on the job at Aiken Mall on Friday, Santa Claus seems to have his hands full as he plays a game of tug-of-war with Ki Lynn Prince, 6 months old, of Aiken.
Santa, who will be visiting the Aiken Mall through Christmas, was attempting to get strands of his flowing beard from her grasping little hand.
Also, Kenny Crimmins of Aiken's public works department keeps a smile on his face Friday as he merrily attaches Christmas ribbons on new lamp posts in downtown Aiken.
Mr. Crimmins opted to spend the day after Thanksgiving at work rather than take the day off in order to put up more than 200 decorative ribbons around town.