Mr. Santa is quite a jolly fellow with his crinkly eyes, very pink cheeks and, bordering on red, nose. His beard is full of tadpole knots and I'm rather wild about the pompom on his cap. He's quite a tiny guy at only 3".
The Santa collection has spent much of the last 10 years hidden away in a box. I am surprised by their unique beauty and I wonder at my ability to create such interesting and clever figures. However, the little treasures are not my future, nor do the fit the way we celebrate today.
Instead of spending time, and money, running around buying gifts we practice "gift avoidance". It's much more fun to spend time dining or visiting with friends and family, which has worked for several years, so we're sticking with it.