I love their red velvet suits and and old yellowed beards.
To some, they're known as department store Santas. Some of these guys had their very first home in a department store window display at Christmas time.
The blocks say, 'X-mas.' Usually, I never write that, but these blocks are Victorian and were buried in a box of other vintage Christmas gear I bought.
Perhaps you remember them? I do not. They were more from my mother's time, I think.
This one on the far right with the robe is not that old. He is maybe ten years old. We have dubbed him 'The Cone Santa' because he is made out of a cardboard cone which is just embellished with fabric. But, he blends in with the gang all the same. That crazy hat spans decades. It never seems to go out of style.
This little face is so sweet. He is a broken remnant of a once much larger decoration that used to spin. He'll brighten your day all the same.
The older Santas have those chalkier faces and wooly yellow beards. I know sometimes dealers will add a little flour to the beard to brighen it before a sale to make it appear fresher. Can we joke about a dirty Santa, or what?!
Ho! Ho! Ho!
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