Friday, December 3, 2010

The Many Sides of Santa

I thought I would scan some of my vintage
 Christmas postcards for you.
 While looking through a boxful this morning
 I found Santa dressed in a variety of costumes
 and apparently with some very bizarre er...
 different types of  personality.

Now this Santa not only has an awesome sack of toys but 
he has a kind, caring expression on his face.
It's just the red tights and elf shoes that have me a bit confused.

Wait...did this Santa just make this tiny tot cry?

Is it just me?
...or do you see a resemblance between Santa
 and the guy looking over his shoulder?

 OK....would you trust this face?
No, really!
 Is he pointing to mistletoe?

 I'm scared.

...and now I'm terrified!


 Silly me!

The weekend is upon us.
Have some fun!


north pal said...

you cannot forget those old postcards. they are still keepers and fun to look at. Ho,ho,ho. Bestest,Denise

lizzy said...

Omigosh, I really needed a good laugh! That was hilarious, Laura!(Except the one with the crying toddler! How mean! What was the card maker even thinking?)
Who knew dear old Santa could be so---creepy! Thanks for a gidggle here!



marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So fun. What a great collection of old postcards. Thanks for the memories. Hugs, Marty

Karena said...

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very merry vintage style said...

Funny post! I have a collection of vintage Santas and my kids call them "Scary Santas!" You made me giggle too!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Oh Laura
I haven't had a good belly laugh in ages!!! this did it for me.. I'd like to add to your commentary.. but fear it would not be for public consumption.. hahahaha.. Let's just say there is a lot of finger pointing going on!!..

I think those poor little kiddies look a bit distressed re the red tights also.... but the penultimate image is the cracker.. Santa hatching some devious plan to take down all those pesky humans that make him work so hard for such little pay!! He'll show 'em!!!

I'm scared now too!!! Have a fabulous weekend.. and thanks sooooo much for this bit of fun... ciao ciao xxx Julie

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv to collect the antique postcards of Santa also. I am always on the hunt for the ones with santa and the American flag also. Thanks for sharing your collection............TALLULAH'S

Gypsy Purple said...


Ashley said...

This is hilarious!! Does the fifth picture say "Happy Hour" on the bottom?? Hahahah, but these postcards are adorable, I love vintage postcards =) xoxoxo

Becca said...

Oh my! Thank you for the laugh, this was so funny! I really needed that!

Anne said...

What a fantastic post. I loved seeing all those images of Santa and some of them funny, and some VERY scary!! :)
Have a wonderful weekend,
Anne xx
P.S. How is your mum doing?

~JANN ~ said...

These were great. Your so funny, I likey.
Thanks for your awesome blog.

Andi's English Attic said...

Thanks for my first smile of the morning. :D xx

Maleviks Rosenträdgård said...

Hi :)
Really LOVELY Santas :)

Welcome to Join it

Mayflower said...

What a wonderful post this is Laura hihi. And some beauty's of old cards, but you are so right, some of the Santa's scares me to hihi.
Have a great weekend.
Warm wishes, Mea

Jane said...

Your commentary was perfect to describe these cards! It's fun to see how Santa has been interpreted throughout the years.

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

That is a silly charming post, Laura. Love it!

koralee said...

So cute my friend....I do love these vintage images of dear old Santa. Happy weekend. xoxoox

Jem said...

I can't decide which Santa is more hilarious! Moon faced Santa, seedy Santa or evil Santa! Vintage Christmas postcards are so much fun to trawl through - always get me into the festive spirit :-)

Jem xXx

Jacqueline said...

Oh Laura,
I've always found Santa Claus on vintage Christmas cards rather suspect !!!! I think that, if a child was to visit a Santa looking like that, Social Sevices might step in!!!!
Great post Laura and quite spooky. XXXX

Jana said...

Hallo Laura.
Sehr schöne alte Weihnachtskarten vom Santa.
Manchmal sieht er etwas grimig aus aber sehr lustig.Wünsche dir eine schöne Adventszeit und viel Spaß mit dem Weihnachtsmann.
Viele liebe Grüße aus Germany Jana

LizlovesVintage said...

Yours are beautiful! I have to share mine also. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Liz

Floss said...

Fantastic! I have to say that the dude with the tights is pretty much like my childhood image of him, although I'm pretty sure mine wore boots. Isn't it incredible how much notions of him change?

Sarah said...

What a fun collection! it is funny to see Santa with some of those expressions. ;-)
~ Sarah

Elyse said...


thanks for the he he he!


Simply Bungalow said...

Great collection of postcards. I've always found the old ones so amusing. Very fun to look at!

Tammie said...

wonderful to see all the Santa's. Thank you!

Yuko said...

This is my first time reading your blog, and I instantly fell in love! Your comments on the postcards gave me a much needed good laugh! Thank you for sharing your treasured items and your good sense of humour:)

Hannekie said...

hahaha great looking santas :)
hugs hannie

cheryl kuhn said...

O how fun! My fav is the one with the little girl crying, what a mean santa!!

Betsy B said...

Cute post...I had never really looked at some of the old cards that close. They are too strange.

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Very funny post! I think that 3rd Santa with the crying tot has a bundle of switches in his hand, so apparently the little one hadn't been very good that year. Some kids never learn, lol!

Robin Thomas said...

Girl, you're so funny!

manon 21 said...

Merci pour ce partage et le petit moment d'humour!

Bonne soirée


Linda said...

Aren't these great?! I love old postcards especially old holiday postcards!

Pearl Maple said...

Fabulous collection of Santa themed images, they all have such different styles and personalities.

Renee @ where the grass is greener said...

You just made me laugh hysterically...especially with your comments on the last three santas! Very funny; thanks for the chuckle. Ho, ho, ho.

Rebecca said...

Ha or should I say Ho
Nice postcard collection - enjoyed the commentary.

Laurie said...

This is hysterical! You made me LOL!

Miss Sandy said...

Oh my goodness, thank you for making me smile. Funny, I tried to guess what you would say next and our thoughts ran along the same vein, no wonder children cry when you make them sit on his lap! Happy Christmas!

Isabelle - Suzy Gaby and Maud said...

What a beautiful collection of Christmas cards! You are so right about how different the Father Christmas' can look. Some you wouldn't trust!
Isabelle x

Lyn said...

Laura, I hope your Mother is continuing to do better. I check in on your Blog's my favorite.
Blessings to you and your family.