Dr. Seuss – before his children’s books, he drew great ads

Before we knew him as Dr. Seuss, he was Theodore Seuss Geisel, adman. As early as 1927 he was illustrating ads for Ford, GE and NBC campaigns. His illustrative style was the same, even then. – Via JESS3

Brief History of Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus

AD 280 The man we’ve come to identify at St. Nicholas was born in the third century in what is now Turkey. He eventually became a bishop in the early church and was known for helping the poor and the sick and for being a protector of sailors and children. Tales of his good works, …

Account of a Visit From St. Nicholas

from The Troy Sentinel, December 23, 1823, p. 3 We know not to whom we are indebted for the following description of that unwearied patron of children–that homely, but delightful personification of parental kindness–SANTE CLAUS, his costume and his equipage, as he goes about visiting the fire-sides of this happy land, laden with Christmas bounties; …

2011 Mandzik-Senger Christmas Farm Spectacular

A German Christmas Eve Bratwurst Sausage Blaukraut (sauerkraut¬†with red cabbage) Bundt cake (“bundt” is derived from the German¬†Bundkuchen) The City Diner Breakfast Coffee Eggs with Potatoes Flapjacks Breakfast sausage or bacon Butter (regular for me, soy butter for everybody else) Maple Syrup with Cinnamon Sliced Apples Chesapeake Christmas Dinner Fish with Brussels sprouts Cauliflower Soup …