Friday, December 4, 2009

Kris Kringle...and Jessica Mary Claus

Did you know....that Santa's wife has a name? 
Well...a name other than Mrs. Santa Claus?
I did a little Google search...and her name is Jessica Mary Claus.  Her Mom picked her middle name after Jesus' mother, Mary.  And...did you know....that the name Kris Kringle comes from the southern Germany Christkindle, meaning "Christ child"?
  Don't you love to learn little bits of trivia?

Here are a couple of Kris Kringles...and a Jessica Mary Claus...that I painted...33 years ago.  It was mine and Pappy's first Christmas 1977. 
So...would they be considered "vintage"?

 Santa settling down for a long winter's nap...after a long night of delivering lots of toys to good boys and girls!!!

Kris Kringle with his sack full of.....peppermints!!!

Jessica Mary Claus

Do you remember when people are kind to you...
...and when they pay you a compliment?
Every time I look at Mrs. Claus....I'm reminded of my Uncle Harry....and how he bragged on the details on her dress...which I remember painting...with a toothpick....while sitting at the little old rickety table in the house we rented when we first got married.
I know that doesn't mean anything to anybody but me....but thought I'd let you know....that your kind words really do mean don't ever hesitate to share them with others!!!

Christmas Blessings to you,


  1. Sure look Vintage to me! What a sweet post and thanks for sharing something that you made yourself. I really enjoyed my visit and thanks for being a part of Vintage Christmas Monday!!! xo Joan


Kind words are like honey—
sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.
Proverbs 16:24