Green Santa…go figure?

A interesting  story for anyone that celebrates Xmas and is not too old for tales of wonder.

Santa may be dressed in red now but did you know that Santa aka Father Christmas or Saint Nicholas was historically depicted as dressed in green.  It is a true fact. It wasn’t until the 1950’s when commercialism was in a new age – that Santa Claus was featured wearing a red velvet suit.

This interesting tale is included in our Cool Green Stories because there is a environmental link to the Green Santa concept.  Victoria Perla, a freelance writer and illustrator wrote a book and now has a website for children (saving the planet ) titled When Santa Turned Green. The website, mygreensanta.com includes tips on acting green at Xmas.

Suggestion: This book is a great stocking stuffer gift for a child that has everything!

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