Sunday, December 14, 2008

Did You Know That...

Santa has 31 hours of Christmas to work with, thanks to the different time zones and the rotation of the earth.

In Poland, Santa Claus gives gifts on the 6th of December.

Santa Claus is also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, and Kris Kringle.

In 1866, the artist, Thomas Nast, made a montage entitled, "Santa Claus and His Works" and for the first time established Santa as a maker of toys.

It was Coca-Cola's magazine advertisements, billboards, and point-of-sale store displays that exposed nearly everyone in America to the modern Santa Claus image.

3 comments:

TheresaJ said...

thanks for the Santa facts... :)

Kathy said...

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Grove Designs Co, aka Kriskropmemories said...

Great info. My son is studying how Christmas is celebrated around the world this year so we are being exposed to many different traditions. I love it!