A Very Special Father Christmas
This is a very special Father Christmas or Santa Claus figure. He's very large (29" inches tall) and one-of-a-kind, but his story is what's important. This Father Christmas fights childhood cancer.
Father Christmas was made by Debi Skolas of Primitives in Pine specifically for a fundraising event to benefit the fight against childhood cancer during one of the largest traditional crafts wholesale markets in the country earlier this year. Debi's granddaughter is a cancer survivor and her fundraising event raised several thousands of dollars. Mooresville Mercantile purchased Father Christmas at the event and will continue his service by donating a portion of the sale price.
Debi poured her heart into designing this Father Christmas, using an antique coverlet and real mink. He stands approximately 29 inches tall, 12 inches wide , and 12 inches deep.
Father Christmas is a hand-made one of a kind representative of the old and new world Santa Claus, the fourth-century Greek Bishop Myra (Saint Nicholas), the British Father Christmas, the Dutch/Belgium Sinterklaas, Norse, and Germanic Yule celebration.