The soda company wanted a way to market their products during the winter, which was the slowest during the 1930’s. When Haddon Sundblom was commissioned in 1931 to create a modern depiction of St. Nick for advertising purposes, they got the imagery they wanted; a larger than life figure that was realistic at the same time.
With that said, what holiday do you celebrate in December? Feel free to sound off in the comments below. 😉
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