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Father Christmas / Santa Claus
This page is being used to collect information about the history of folded paper figures representing Father Christmas and Santa Claus.



This simple Santa Claus appears in 'Origami: Book One' by Florence Sakade, which was published by the Charles E Tuttle Company in Rutland, Vermont and Tokyo in 1957.



A Santa Claus appears in 'Origami in the Classroom: Book 1: Activities for autumn through Christmas' by Chiyo Araki, which was published by Charles E Tuttle Co Inc in 1965. Santa's hat is origami, the face is papercraft.