These 5 Inch Santa Ornaments History of the Modern American Santa Claus.
are wearing long red cloaks with a blue and gold hem that is blown to the right. The Santa Ornaments are holding a large holly branch with spiraled tips in his left hand and a gold bell in his right hand, both dressed in green mittens. The Santa Claus Hats and sleeve cuffs are trimmed in blue and gold and white fur. The jolly Santa Ornaments hang by a gold lame cord. Select to see a complete listing of our Christmas Decorations Ideas.
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. 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. Check out our selection of Christmas Stocking Stuffers.
History of the Modern American Santa Claus.