Canon Papercraft – Santa Claus Hat Free Paper Craft
This christmas papercraft is a Santa Claus Hat, designed by Canon Papercraft. The figure of Santa Claus is based St. Nicholas, an actual Christian bishop who lived in the fourth century. Born in what is now part of Turkey, Nicholas was known for his deep sense of charity. Said to have been one of the most popular of the saints, Nicholas was named a saint for various works, including bringing miracles to poor families.
Although representations of Santa Claus wearing white and blue clothing had appeared earlier, today’s image of Santa in his red clothing and red hat apparently emerged in the 19th century, based on a popular Christmas card by a German illustrator named Schwindt.