Santa - Thescienceclub.org.ukIs there anyone who in his youth did not wait for Santa? Or rather waited for his presents? Let’s get to find out where did the tradition of Santa Claus come from.

Santa Claus in UK – how it started?

Mental image of Santa, as a jolly old man with beard and glasses, dressed in red coat with white additions, comes from the 1823. That year in Canada and USA was popular the poem „A Visit from St. Nicholas”. Just there we can find the very first reference about a man with gifts. Thomas Nasta – political cartoonist additionally had influence on image of Santa, which we have presently. Mental picture of Santa was spreaded in many countries and currently it’s hard to find a kid who wouldn’t be able to describe what Santa Claus looks like.

Santa Claus – tradition of letters

In 1871 Thomas Nast caricaturist drew Santa Claus in their cabinet. Old man was glance through received letters and sorted cards into two groups. Pile of letters from naughty children’s parents was much extensive then second pile. It can be treated as primal reference to curretly tradition of sending letters to the Santa Claus. Not much later Nast created a painting of man who puts envelope with adress „St. Claus North Pole” in a pillar box.

Letter from Santa Claus?

Well, we learned about beginning of history of sending letters to Santa Claus but can Santa write a response to children? Of course! Kids write in their letters what gift they would like to receive and the Santa Claus can give it or write back and appraise child’s behavior in current year. Do you want your child to receive a special letter sent by Santa? Prepare surprise on the website: https://www.elfisanta.uk/letter-from-santa.html. Amazing message will be sent to your house at every adress over the world. All you have to do choose a layout, write the name of your kiddie and modify the text as you wish. But it’s not all – you can order personalized video from Santa Claus too.

Santa is amazing memory from our childhood. It’s worth to keep that idea for our kids. Possibilities given by Elfisanta seems to help for that purpose.