Each year, Judi Vaillancourt designs a special chalkware Santa with a portion of the proceeds donated to a charity focused on Children. This annual Santa is produced as a limited edition of 500 and is retired on Christmas Day (never to be produced again!). The Starlight Santa has become one of the most sought-after collectibles in the domestic Christmas market.

Philanthropy

In 1990, Vaillancourt Folk Art partnered with a children’s foundation—a non-profit organization dedicated to helping seriously ill children and their families cope with pain, fear, and isolation through entertainment, education and family activities. In 2013, Vaillancourt focused on a local organization, UMass Chan Medical School where money is directly used to help kids get through whatever treatment they are undergoing through the Children’s Medical Center’s Child Live Program’s Music Therapy Program. The program assists in the care for critically ill children and helps to alleviate stress and anxiety through therapeutic play. This treatment relies on philanthropic support as it is not covered by commercial insurance, despite the significant increase in the number of children experiencing mental and behavioral health concerns in recent years.

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The 2023 Chalkware Collection

The 2023 St. Valentine Santa (SWAK)

The Celtic Triquetra Knot Irish Santa