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Jim Shore Santas Around The World

I always enjoy designing new pieces for my Santas Around the World collection. I like the research, and I love the challenge of combining local symbols and landmarks into a piece that pays tribute to the country and its culture (in a whimsical sort of way of course!). Here’s a short video showing a lot of pieces but still only part of the collection. There are a lot of countries out there! See if you can spot the new British and United States Santas, those were a lot of fun to do! And let me know what other countries you'd like to see! Like I say, I enjoy this project.

God Bless,
Jim Shore





Comments

by Marilyn Boren

Please consider doing a Santa from Lithuania.

Thank you.

by Stephanie

Our family loves your Santa Around the World collection! We would love to see China represented in the collection. We have an adopted daughter from China and are just in love with this beautiful country. Our family would be so thrilled if you would consider adding China as it would be very special to us and to the many families that have adopted children from China. Such a beautiful country and wonderful people. Thanks!

by Betty Wirbicki

When we travel, I always look for the Santa around the world ornaments so that I can have them to remember our trip and enjoy your craftsmanship at the same time. They are on display throughout the year but help liven our tree during the holidays.

We went to Israel, Jordan, and Egypt this year but unfortunately I don’t see them as an option. Can you advise if there are any plans to add them? If so, they will definitely be in my collection.

by Madonna Hankee

I love your Santa’s from around the world and buy the new countries as they become available. My granddaughter has been waiting for a santa from Argentina,her mother’s Homeland. Would you please consider doing one?

by Nancy Townsend

Is there a new Santa’s Around the World for this year? Also, is there a new songs of Christmas Santa? I have 21 of the Santa’s Around the World and love them all.

by Steve Markle

Hi Jim. As an devoted collector of your Christmas pieces, I’m excited to see the newest addition to the Santa’s from around the World, the Danish Santa. That is the only one I have to get. I do have a question, I noticed the British and the American Santas are different from the ones I have. Any reason why they changed?

by Glenda Rhyder

I would like a Jim Shore Finland Santa for my boyfriend, who’s family is from Finland. I love your work and have bought Santa’s for Christmas presents for a couple of years. I was thrilled to see your video and see that you are from South Carolina. I am from Clemson. Do you have the Clemson Santa in Orange as well as Blue. I thought I saw an orange one on the Enesco website. Keep up the awesome work.

by Jennifer

Jim, I love this collection so much. I especially love the pieces with the designs on the front as opposed to the mini scenes. I love the first comment about Belgium and Iceland being added to the collection. I own all the Santas from your Around the World collection. I buy the ornament size since they don’t take up quite as much room and I love the detail on the smaller pieces.

You have covered all the locations of my heritage which included Dutch, Norwegian, German, and French.

I also own many of your snowman ornaments and other pieces that catch my eye. I enjoyed hearing about the history of your technique in the video and didn’t realize what type of rosemaling you were using. I just loved it the first time I saw it many years ago.

Keep up the great work!

by Jennifer

Jim, I love this collection so much. I especially love the pieces with the designs on the front as opposed to the mini scenes. I love the first comment about Belgium and Iceland being added to the collection. I own all the Santas from your Around the World collection. I buy the ornament size since they don’t take up quite as much room and I love the detail on the smaller pieces.

You have covered all the locations of my heritage which included Dutch, Norwegian, German, and French.

I also own many of your snowman ornaments and other pieces that catch my eye. I enjoyed hearing about the history of your technique in the video and didn’t realize what type of rosemaling you were using. I just loved it the first time I saw it many years ago.

Keep up the great work!

by Ethan Cerwinski

Hello. I really am intrigued by geography and different countries of the world. When I found out about this collection I was really fascinated. I recently started collecting them and was wondering if you were considering putting out a piece representing Belgium or Iceland.