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!
These gift bringers depict the evolution of Santa Claus, from before Christianity, to our present day Santa and the many legends in between. Your imagination will be captured as you discover the evolution of Santa Claus, from before Christianity when the Winter Solstice was the mid-winter celebration led by a shaman, to Santa as we know him today. Each one bears a tag revealing its legend.
With the discovery of the images captured on antique Christmas cards, Shirley was inspired to create the five Santas of this collection. Germany was well established in the production of Christmas greetings on paper, often featuring a Santa, in the 19th century. Shirley's interpretaions are named to catch the 'spirit of the season'!
Shirley's ever popular original interpretations of how our own Canadian Santa could appear. These rustic characters share a rustic/woodsy appeal, dressed for Canada's North.
Have a cheerful Tartan Santa dressed in the authentic Scottish or Canadian tartan of your choice.
Scotland didn't have a Santa until well into the 20th century, and then adopted Father Christmas. 'Hogmanay' (New Year's) was their favoured time for festivities.
This jolly fellow, however, is sure to become a cherished Christmas heirloom in celebration of one of the many clan tartans.
"... we love him! So beautiful Ė you do fabulous work. Canít 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 CA
"I have to say that the Santa was absolutely gorgeous." - B.C.: ON CA
"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. CA
"... 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, ON CA
"My mom received the Santas today, and said they were beautiful. Canít wait to see them myself." - M. B.: Inuvik, N.W.T. CA
"I received my Santa on Friday, and I love him!!!" - D: MI, USA