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HAND CARVED SANTA CLAUS

Yo Ho Ho my hand carved statue of Santa Claus

for Xmas securing the presents

The Legend of Santa Claus can be traced back hundreds of years to a monk named St. Nicholas. It is believed that Nicholas was born sometime around 280 A.D. in Patara, near Myra in modernday Turkey. Much admired for his piety and kindness, St. Nicholas became the subject of many legends. It is said that he gave away all of his inherited wealth and traveled the countryside helping the poor and sick. Over the course of many years, Nicholas's popularity spread and he became known as the protector of children and sailors. His feast day is celebrated on the anniversary of his death, December 6. This was traditionally considered a lucky day to make large purchases or to get married. By the Renaissance, St. Nicholas was the most popular saint in Europe. Even after the Protestant Reformation, when the veneration of saints began to be discouraged, St. Nicholas maintained a positive reputation

UK Price: 29 + 4.99 postage

Overseas Price: North AMerican $65 delivered to the door

Availability: Lats few or Order for Xmas

Size: 17'' Tall

Code Number: 813

Provenance: limited Edition New Design

Condition: Antique Finish

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