I don't know about anyone else, but December is flying by! I hope whatever winter holiday you celebrate, it's a happy one. I have a tendency to focus on Christmas because that's what we celebrate in my house.
Initially, this project was going to be a series of international Santas. I found that a bit limited and couldn't find nearly as much source material as I would have liked. One of the themes that I took away from that initial research is the basis of today's Santa paper doll outfit: Father Frost.
Wikipedia, Father Frost is a Slavic pre-Christian winter wizard. He's taken on some Santa Claus attributes in recent history. Check out the article -- it's an interesting read.
I've mentioned before that my husband's family has a Russian and generally Slavic background. I find it fascinating. I love family history and researching his branch has been very difficult but very interesting. I really wanted to do a Russian inspired Santa because of this.
Tomorrow is a Russian inspired Mrs Claus. She came out pretty great and I'm eager to share!
If you're looking for the dolls, you can grab them here.