Enchanting as he is on his own, Santa is never more wonderful than when represented by an old-time vintage ornament. This is one of the best we've seen. We love paper honeycomb ornaments - most of them arrived after World War 2, mostly in the 1950s and 1960s. They were created in Japan, the USA and in Germany. We believe this fellow to be Japanese because of the styling, but we can't be absolutely certain.
In one hand, he holds a tiny sign saying:
In his other hand, he holds a tiny chenille candy cane. His beard and eyes are made of felt and there are all kinds of other little details. We have so very few of these: they were from an estate sale, and, although they are not brand new old stock, they were lovingly treasured. You might hang him on your holiday tree by adding a golden thread, but he sits on his flat bottom nicely. You might also add a small cardboard circle with a non-damaging glue-dot to sit him even straighter. He measures just under 3 inches high by almost 1-1/2 inch in diameter. He is in fantastic condition for his age. Angel hair not included.