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This charming collectible Santa is ready to help with the Historic Area’s annual all-natural holiday decorations. Many truckloads of pine, holly, boxwood, magnolia, and berries, miles of white pine roping, thousands of white pine and Fraser fir wreaths, and dozens of cases of fruit are used to decorate Colonial Williamsburg’s Historic Area during the holiday season. Though Santa Claus did not become part of New World Christmas traditions until the 19th century, this Santa figurine takes artistic license to cheerfully honor St. Nick. Many examples of chalkware and Santa chocolate molds can be found in the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation collections. This jolly fellow is ready to share these traditions with you.
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Vaillancourt is a family owned business located in Sutton, Massachusetts and is best known for their handmade and hand painted chalkware figures. These figures are made using vintage and antique chocolate, candy, and ice cream moulds. The Vaillancourt’s have the largest private collection in the USA and have been creating these heirloom masterpieces meant to be passed down from generation to generation since 1984.