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Everyone's favorite person, he is known by many different names around the world. From Christmas Collectibles by Margaret & Kenn Whitmyer: "He evolved from a Saint, was demoted to an evil gnome, and finally became the jolly, robust character children know and love today. Santa Claus has survived both religious and political persecution".
Santa Claus Collectibles on About
Santa Windup Toy
Links to Santa Claus resources
Diecut paper figures called scraps were combined with other materials (e.g. cotton batting, tinsel) for ornaments during the early part of the 20th century.
Diecut Santa Clipart from Doll Collecting on About
Originally produced in the '40's - 60's, the name is now owned by Radko. The Shiny Brite line reproduces and re-creates vintage pieces, along with "new" pieces with the "old" look.
Shiny Brite - Web Site
Glenn Lewis' Slavic Treasures was a Polish company with an American owner producing hand blown glass ornaments. The company closed for a few years and now appears to be back in business. This is a look at their products and story.
Meet Glenn Lewis
Dallas Gift Show 2001 Ornaments
Extreme Freeblowns Introduced in July 2001
State Santas 2003 line
Slavic Treasures - Web Site
Guest author Connie Porcher takes us behind the scene with Elaine Roesle and her wonderful Snow Children figures.
Snow and Children
Originally made in Germany and Japan, the antique snowbabies have the same "look" as the current Snowbabies made by Department 56. (Small figures covered with snow).
Department 56 Snowbabies
The Steinbach family has been producing wooden products for almost two hundred years.
TREES DECORATING WITH COLLECTIBLES
See Christmas Trees