Friday, December 16, 2011

It's Almost That Time!

It's almost that time!
Santa is getting ready to load his sleigh with all the toys
his friendly elves have made. 

Santa Postcard

Both of these postcards are reproductions.
There is no artist, publisher or date listed for either one.

Christmas Elves

Santa is also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle and just plain Santa. Many cultures believe Santa brings gifts to the home of good children during late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve. The modern figure is a plump, jolly, white-bearded man wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots. This image became popular in the United States and Canada in the 19th century due to the significant influence of Clement Moore's 1823 poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" and of caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast. 

Wishing YOU well and a JOY filled weekend.

Thanks to Beth for hosting Postcard Friendship Friday.


Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Very cheerful vintage cards. The first one steals my heart. xox Corrine

MJ said...

My kids looooove Santa, and love believing in Santa. These illustrations are amazing, we don't see too much art like these anymore :).

Sheila @ A Postcard a Day said...

In one of the shop windows nearby, I noticed a Santa with a very smart grey tweed suit in place of the traditional red. So unusual that I stopped and had a closer look.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Down to single digits in the Christmas count down! I love it! Mind you, I have plenty to do in the next nine days if I stopped and thought about it. So I won't do that!

Irene said...

Wonderful cards.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Don't you love these old nostagic images!? Glad you're enjoying the season!

Aimee said...

We have that exact Night before Christmas book! I love the picture in your header too!

Pondside said...

....and I wish you a joy-filled weekend too! I intend to spend as much of it as possible on the couch by the fire!

Buttercup said...

I've got a postcard collection and so enjoyed seeing these vintage cards.