history has been shaped by numerous legends, cultures
and events - ultimately evolving into the world-wide
phenomena we now experience in the 21st century.
Where did this 'gift-giver' come from? ...read on.
The History of Santa Claus-
beginning with Saint Nicholas.
From Saint Nicholas through the middle
ages and up to our modern day Santa.
Discover the travels and evolution of the World's most prominent
The History of
Santa Claus in America- A story of
its own. In America the History of Santa goes back four
centuries. The evolution of the character as we know him today
is a remarkable one and has impacted the entire world.
A Visit From Saint Nick-
('Twas the Night Before Christmas) By
Clement C Moore
Originally written in 1823.
The most popular and timeless of all Christmas poems.
Clement C Moore-
The history of the
man behind 'A visit from Saint Nick', more currently
known as 'Twas the Night before Christmas'
Thomas Nast (1840-1902)
America's foremost political
cartoonist and the creator of the
image of Santa Claus as we know him today.
"Haddon Sundblom & Coca-Cola"
Born in 1899, Haddon
Sundblom dominated the commercial art scene for decades.
Often using himself as the model, Sundblom developed the
image of jolly Saint Nick for Coca-Cola.