best Santa

I love the Coca Cola Co. Santa.  You can read all about him here, but these are a few pictures.

Did you know the modern day Santa was shaped by these advertisements?  The red coat, beard and jolly belly- all became the norm because of these widely seen illustrations.

Another holiday icon we own to merchandising is Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.  He was a creation of a Montgomery Ward copywriter, Robert L. May.  (full story) He was asked to create a story to go in the coloring books they gave away at Christmas in 1939.  The song came along a few years later, written by May’s brother-in-law, Johnny Marks.

That’s it for now folks.  Check back in soon for all the Christmas-trivia-you-didn’t-really-want-to-hear-as-early-as-Labor-Day

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