Merck Family's Old World Christmas Ornaments
10177 - Introduced 2009
Made of mouth blown glass and hand painted. Measures approximately 4 3/4"
*Ornament does not come in a box
Since Santa Claus evolved from St. Nicholas, a celibate priest, no Mrs. Claus existed in Europe. However, a Mrs. Claus ornament was originally created by German glassblowers who felt she would be appealing to the American public. The family concept took hold, and Mrs. Claus was welcomed into American holiday stories and celebrations.