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!).
Posted: November 9, 2008 at 9:23 AM