Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Christmas Greeting Card
INSIDE GREETING: Wishing you a Christmas Full of Surprises!
Experience the astonishing moment when Mommy shares a secret kiss with Santa Claus, much to the amazement of her children, as masterfully captured by J.C. Leyendecker in 1921. Interestingly, this heartwarming scene predates the famous Christmas song of the same theme, written by Tommie Connor in 1952! Perhaps this amusing image inspired the song! See our entire Santa Claus Collection!
Joseph Christian Leyendecker (1874-1951) was a renowned American illustrator, best known for his iconic cover illustrations for magazines of note. Born in Montabaur, Germany, he immigrated to the United States with his family and settled in Chicago. Leyendecker's artistic talents were evident from a young age, and he pursued formal training at the Art Institute of Chicago. His breakthrough came when he was just 22 years old when he received his first commission to create a cover for The Saturday Evening Post. This marked the beginning of a prolific career that spanned decades. Leyendecker was celebrated for his stylish and idealized depictions of American life, which often featured handsome, athletic men and elegant women. His "Arrow Collar Man" advertisements and patriotic World War I posters further solidified his status as one of the leading illustrators of his time. His work has left an indelible mark on American visual culture and continues to influence contemporary art and illustration.
This product was custom designed and printed at our location in Seattle, WA.
A6 (4.5" X 6.25") with Envelope