Olde World Santas
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These Santas are entirely hand crafted by Canadian Santa Artist,
Shirley Ivison.
W hether you are a Santa Collector or looking for that special gift for any occasion, you are sure to delight in these Santas. As distinctive as they are as Christmas decorations, these Santas hold yet another appeal. They are depictions of legendary, old world gift bringers of Christmas long ago; extensively researched, carefully created, reviving Christmas memories of many heritages . . . possibly yours!
Enjoy your visit to oldeworldsantas.com

Ded Moroz

This collection of 17 Figures is the result of extensive research of Christmas traditions and legends.

Holly Berry

The five Santas of this collection were inspired by those captured on antique Christmas cards.
North Woods Santa

These original Santas are 'one of a kind' dressed for Canada's North, with a rustic, 'woodsy' appeal.
Tartan santa

For the Scottish (and Scottish at Heart); have a Santa wearing your favourite authentic Scottish or Canadian Tartan.
Irish Santa

Whether your background is Irish or not, you may be interested in a novel "Irish Santa".
Chinese Santa

Sheng Dan Lao Ren (Father Christmas), the Santa of Christian Chinese children.

Lord of Misrule

A character popular at Christmas in Medieaval times.

Applique  Santas

Original one-of-a-kind Santas wearing embroidered, appliquéd robes in rich tones.

Santas by Heritage
Canadian flag  usa flag
Canadian/North American
French flag  Canadian flag
China flag
Dutch flag
uk flag
German flag
Irish flag
Italian flag
russian flag
sweden flag
scot flag
A Custom Order Santa

You may choose your own style of Santa to complement your décor or feature a special fabric remnant, fur piece and/or other small treasures.


"... we love him! So beautiful – you do fabulous work. Can’t wait to buy another one!" - C.C.: CA, USA

"I am gazing at the North Woods Santa that I bought before Christmas and wanted to tell you again how much I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it..." - L.B.: Almonte ON

"I have to say that the Santa was absolutely gorgeous." - B.C.: ON

"I just wanted to let you know that "Tundra Santa" arrived today safe and sound.He is absolutely beautiful! I know that I will be in contact with you in the future to further order." - R.M.: P.E.I.

"... thank you for some wonderful memories you gave for us all ... I thank you for the joy and appreciation my children and myself have received over these years, their spirit lives on in your creations." - D. K., Ottawa

"My mom received the Santas today, and said they were beautiful. Can’t wait to see them myself." - M. B.: Inuvik, N.W.T.

"I received my Santa on Friday, and I love him!!!" - D: MI, USA

To avoid disappointment at Christmas, please order early.

Shipping Deadlines in time for Christmas
within Canada: December 11   *   to USA: December 12   *  to Europe: December 1

© Shirley Ivison: 2004 - 2017           Last updated: November 2017.

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