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Whittled Santas

Carved wood Santas are always a big favorite of mine - I've got an entire sub-collection of them. There's something about the solidity, the organic-ness of wood that makes it just a natural for Santa collectors.


I recently ran across Whittled Santas, which feature wonderfully simple, iconic carvings of the guy with the big white beard. I'm not a big fan of the ones of Santa holding a fish (I'm not big on sports-themed Santas in general) but his plain Santas are charming, and I love love love the Santas holding Santa toys (sadly, sold out - but hopefully Sandy, the site's main carver, will come out with more this year. Keep 'em peeled!).

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Posted: November 9, 2008 at 9:23 AM

huge Santa galleries

Recently ran across Christmas Whispers, which features the Santa carvings of Bill Evans.

He's got an incredible collection of carvings for sale, most very reasonably priced indeed. I may just have to pick up one or two (or three, or four...) before the season is out.

example of Bill Evans' work; © Bill Evans - click to see more

If you're a Santa collector, this is one site you must make time to visit.

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Posted: May 31, 2004 at 1:47 AM

the art of teri embrey

I've known about Teri for years, of course, because Reasons to Believe is one of my all-time favourite Santa stores.

She specializes in Santa carvings; a very down-to-earth style without being too folksy. They're really quite lovely, as you can see below:

Art by Teri Embrey

Sadly, I don't yet have one of her pieces, though I have two in my Reasons to Believe wish list.

She sent me a lovely note this morning to say see enjoyed reading this wee Santa blog, so I thought I'd give her a bit of a showcase here, and give a very public thank-you for the kind note!

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Posted: May 20, 2004 at 11:30 AM

carved wooden santas

I didn't always like carved wooden santas (too folksy for my tastes) but there are some beautiful ones out there. Just ran across a whole site that sells nothing but: Walter's Carved Santas. I've seen several already that I want.

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Posted: August 26, 2003 at 6:50 AM