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History of Santa Claus.
is 4˝ inches tall. The African American People is wearing a red, glittered Santa coat, hat and pants with white fur trim on the cuffs and hem of the coat and a sprig of holly on the cuff of the hat. These Unique Christmas Ornaments black boots and green mittens are also covered with glitter. He is carrying a beautifully wrapped and glittered gift in each arm. Select to see a complete listing of our Christmas Decorations Ideas.
Candy Canes are a stick of striped, hard candy bent into a hook at one end. They have been associated with Christmas for over three centuries. Legend attributes the origins of the candy cane to the choirmaster of cologne Cathedral in the 1670’s. Bothered by the noise of children attending the church’s nativity scene, he had candies made up in the shape of a shepherd’s crook and gave them to the young children to encourage them to be quiet. The shape of the cane soon led to them being hung from German Christmas trees, where sweets were a common decoration. Select this link to view our Santas Elves and Children's Santa Claus Costume.
Born in the United States of mixed ethnic and religious heritage, Santa Claus embodies the American ideal of the nation as a great melting pot of cultural identities. Santa Claus became an important folk figure in the second half of the nineteenth century, about the time when Americans were beginning to celebrate Christmas in large numbers. Santa Claus bears a good deal of resemblance to his closest relative, the old European gift bringer St. Nicholas. Indeed “St. Nick” serves as one of Santa’s nicknames. Select this link to view our Christmas Stockings.
Many popular songs tell of his North Pole and Christmas Eve activities. Nearly every American child can tell you that Santa is a plump, old man with a white beard who wears a baggy red suit and cap trimmed with white fur. Many send letters to his North Pole workshop describing the gifts they would like to receive for Christmas. They eagerly await Christmas Eve, when he loads his sled with toys for good girls and boys and flies around the world, sliding down chimneys to place the presents under decorated Christmas trees. As if to confirm this Christmas fairy tale, men in Santa suits regularly appear on street corners, at office parties, and in department and toy stores around Christmas time. Select this link to view our Christmas Stocking Holders.
Legend of The Candy Cane.
History of Santa Claus.