One of the things I like most about Christmas is the fact that there is lots of history behind it. What really warms my heart when I think about December 25 is dear old Santa Claus. When I put those two things together, I came up with some interesting facts you might not have known about the Jolly Old Elf.
Perhaps my merry mood started while I was working on the Christmas Joy Picture – Trichem Vintage pictures on my site. Once I started to do a little research, I was surprised to find out that the history of our beloved Santa Claus starts all the way back in the third century.
It’s believed that we can trace his roots all the way back to an ancient version of the place now called Turkey. In fact, legend has it that a monk gave away all his wealth and traveled around the countryside helping the poor. That monk later morphed into our Santa Claus.
Sinter Klaas is one of the early names that the modern Santa Claus had. However the legend got started, it made its way across the ocean to America in the 1800s and has morphed into the jolly red faced man we know today.
In 1822, a minister wrote a poem for his daughters referencing Saint Nicholas. It’s in the spirit of giving away thoughtful gifts to people you care about that I’ve taken the time to tweak my website in advance of the Christmas season.
If you take a few minutes to look through the Basic Spirit jewellery that we’ve been able to put together at our store, you’ll see how redolent it is with the spirit of both Santa Claus and the holidays generally.
Unique Crafts and Gifts
If you take a few minutes to look at what we have to offer, you’ll see that our store is basically different from other websites that sell similar unique crafts and gifts. We sell an outstanding selection of DIY crafts as well as other products and a whole assortment of things that are made right here in Canada.
No mention of Santa Claus is complete without mentioning his reindeer. Here’s an interesting fact. Rudolph, the most famous of all Santa’s reindeer, was actually created 100 years after his contemporaries.
Remember when you order any of the fine hand crafted gifts from our online craft store over the holidays, you even get free shipping on orders over $79 in Canada and The United States.