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Pere Noel

The Legend & Lore of Pére Noël

In France and other French speaking areas, Pére Noël (Father Christmas) is the traditional gift giver. Although originally Pére Noël was depicted wearing a long robe and holding a wicker basket, he is now dressed in a very similar fashion to the American Santa Claus. READ MORE »

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One of a kind Red Father Christmas with Marionette

A one-of-a-kind, this Father Christmas is decorated with magnificent detail. The vibrant red coat, with deep shadows, is synergetic to the green hat and base decorated with holly and ivy. Gold foil is inlayed within the most stunning manner, and the attached (removable) marionette and READ MORE »

Red Father Christmas With Snowman In Sack

Twelve Months of Christmas: August

 Red Father Christmas with Snowman in Sack —  Originally introduced as a one year exclusive for Nordstrom, this Red Father Christmas with Snowman in Sack has been released to the Vaillancourt Chalkware line for all to enjoy this season. With a brilliant red coat with black design READ MORE »

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Chance to Buy It Inexpensively!

1986 Vaillancourt Folk Art Father Christmas ChalkwareVaillancourt Folk Art is releasing the red 1986 Father Christmas Ice Cream Mould piece! The chalkware piece is available for a 5-day auction on ebay starting Monday, August 22nd.The piece stands at 11.5" tall and was painted in 1986. READ MORE »

What America Did with Saint Nicholas: A History of the American Santa

Rev. Stanley DeCamp speaks at Vaillancourt Folk Art's 2009 Collector's Weekend about the history of Christmas' icon, Santa Claus. His lecture explains the transition of the American Santa from, 1626 - 2009. In addition, he explains the development from his European counterpart.  

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