The Origin of Santa Claus 🎅

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Morning Santa!

It's that time of year again!

(so we’re a little late…sue us 🙄)

…It WAS that time of year again!

The time of year when a fat man breaks into your house:

Maybe watches you sleep for a little bit:

Eats your food if he so chooses:

And then gives you free stuff!


But where did this whole idea come from?

Who the f*ck is Santa Claus?

So, its 280 AD.

And there's this bishop-guy named Nicholas from the city of Myra (present-day Turkey).

He was a kind and generous man.

He’d go around the place giving gifts to people like:

The poor,


And…poor children:

In particular, he fancied these 3 poor children.

Daughters of a poor man who couldn’t afford their dowries.

(basically the money he’d pay a groom to sweep his daughter-brides off their feet and take care of them forever.)



Without this dowry, the three poor daughters would never marry.

Even worse, they’d be rendered useless and sold into slavery.

Hey. 280 AD’s rules, not mine.

But, hang on!

And the next night…

And the third night…

Ya, Saint Nicholas saved these daughters by gifting them money in the middle of the night!

So he became the spirit of giving.

And he went through this killer transformation over the years:

From robed-bishop-guy to Coca-Cola-drinking-fat-man-pulled-by-reindeers!

Stay Cute,
Reece, Henry & Dylan 🌈

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