This Santa was created by my Dad in 1961. It was a kit he sent away for, a transferable pattern, including an outline to cut the Masonite board, and the "paint by numbers" for the body itself. Almost fifty years old, he is in almost perfect condition. Originally, his lantern had a box behind it and held a lightbulb that shone through some sort of frosted glass, but that's gone missing through the years. Still, he's in fine fettle, looking much the same as he always has. I put him outside of the house two days a year, the day before Christmas and Christmas day. My friend John usually stops by with his young daughter, Makayla, for her present, which is always a purple Matchbox car. She starts reminding me about it in the summer when I see her, lol. I'll take a photo of them in front of Santa, something I've done a few years now.