Monday, December 20, 2010

Old Father Christmas

I love old children's books and was just looking through a particular favorite of mine when I spied a wonderful picture of Old Father Christmas. The book is Robin Ranger's Picture Book and it was published in New York in 1865. Isn't it fascinating to see how this old gentleman turned into our modern day Santa Claus? I wonder if the children of that period loved him as much as the children of today love Santa.

Here's wishing you all a wonderful Christmas filled with cherished memories of old and happy thoughts of Christmas times yet to come.



Town Common Folk Art said...

Hi Sandy,
I love looking at children's books of old as well. Love this Father Christmas picture.
Have a blessed holiday!
Merry Christmas,

Z.E. Whitlow said...

Merry Christmas!!!