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.


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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Advanced Vaillancourt Guide

Pre-Order The 35th Annual Starlight Santa

The 40th Anniversary Chalkware Collection

PRE-ORDER: Main Street Fountain Nantucket Santa