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Christmas Around the World

NEW THIS WEEK - October 13th, 2010

 

Christmas Around the World

Salute to Santa

This Christmas, climb aboard Santa's sleigh and travel around the world!

 

Whether he's on a sunny beach in Florida or a rocky New England shoreline, Santa Claus' bushy white beard and jolly demeanor will bring smiles wherever you stitch these festive designs. In the Midwest he's a farmer with a tractor full of presents, while Western Santa throws a lasso and rides a reindeer with the help of a cowgirl Mrs. Claus. In New Orleans, the merry couple plays a jazzy tune while getting presents ready for the big night.

 

Journey out of North America and there's even more merriment to be found! In Australia Santa explores the outback, in Ireland he plays festive folk music, and in Italy he takes Mrs. Claus on a scooter tour. In Asia he explores the best of Japanese and Chinese culture, and in Africa he embarks on a safari to bring Christmas to all the majestic creatures.

 

Wherever you make your home for Christmas, you'll love these festive designs on stockings, tree skirts, quilts, and more.

Santa visits your home every year ... but how much do you really know about the jolly old elf? From his origins as a third-century saint in what is now Turkey to the work of early American artists and writers who revealed the image we know today, Santa has a merry and colorful history. Read all about it and see some very merry projects in our Salute to Santa!

 

 

Passport to Christmas


Florida


Relaxing on a Florida beach with a little umbrella in his summery drink, Santa is gearing up for a busy gift-giving season ahead. A bright tropical shirt and a hat-wearing flamingo bring festive flair to this design.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.91"X5.80" and 5.70"X4.80" and 3.86"X3.26"



Mrs. Claus decorates a swaying palm tree with colorful ornaments and garlands.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X7.21" and 4.81"X5.96" and 3.12"X3.86"



Tropical trappings make up this lively Merry Christmas design - perfect for shirts, stockings, bags, wall hangings, and more warm-hearted gifts.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.80" and 6.85"X2.78" and 3.86"X1.56"


Bring a little bit of your favorite place home for Christmas with a special personalized stocking! We've got lots of stocking projects just waiting for your creative touch. Pick one of these, use a pattern, or dream up your own from scratch ... and create a one-of-a-kind Christmas treasure.

 

Click here to see all our stocking projects!


 

 

Australia


A koala plays on Santa's Christmas decorations as he relaxes in a hammock in the Australian outback. His outfit is festive in perfect local style!
 

Available in three sizes:
8.02"X5.85" and 6.63"X4.87" and 3.87"X2.82"



A cute kangaroo helps Santa get lots of gifts ready for Christmas Eve.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.01"X5.86" and 4.97"X4.86" and 3.87"X3.79"



Wish friends and family a Happy Christmas in Australian style with this fun design.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.31"X3.14" and 6.85"X2.31" and 3.85"X1.58"


 

 

New England


Santa as a New England fisherman eyes up stormy seas. Don't worry, he'll deliver gifts and Christmas cheer no matter what! A bright red lobster accents this festive design.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X6.01" and 4.86"X5.01" and 3.74"X3.86"



A candy-striped lighthouse is blanketed by a fierce New England snowstorm.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.38"X5.81" and 5.32"X4.84" and 3.86"X3.54"



Share a sailor's greeting with this Merry Christmas design, sure to bring nautical style to your holiday.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X3.74" and 6.86"X2.73" and 3.86"X1.53"


 

 

Ireland


Santa drums out a beat on an Irish bodhran as he gets in touch with his leprechaun side.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X6.34" and 4.82"X5.22" and 3.56"X3.85"



Mrs. Claus dances to Santa's Irish beat -- and her present is a drum of her own!
 

Available in three sizes:
6.39"X5.86" and 5.29"X4.85" and 3.85"X3.53"



Say "Merry Christmas" the Irish way! Curving knotwork surrounds the text "Nodlaig Mhaith Chugnat."
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X4.09" and 6.85"X2.99" and 3.86"X1.69"


Turn the space around your Christmas tree into a journey around the world! A tree skirt is a fun way to show off a favorite collection of designs -- like, perhaps, Santas from every corner of the globe. Get inspired and stitch up something that's sure to become a family favorite.

 

Click here to see all our tree skirt projects!


 

 

Midwest


In the Midwest, Santa is down on the farm! Jolly as ever, he's got dressed-up animals to help create that barnyard holiday spirit.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.89"X5.86" and 5.68"X4.88" and 3.85"X3.32"



Santa's tractor is loaded up with a towering stack of homegrown gifts.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.32" and 6.85"X3.87" and 3.86"X2.17"



Cow-print letters bring country cheer to this "Merry Christmas" design.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.42"X2.71" and 6.85"X1.97" and 3.87"X1.23"


 

 

Western


Yee-haw! From his spurs to his ten-gallon hat, Santa is decked out in festive Western style. This charming design will throw a lasso around your heart.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.07"X5.86" and 5.61"X4.65" and 3.87"X3.21"



Dressed in festive red and green, Mrs. Claus makes a great cowgirl.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.58"X5.85" and 5.44"X4.85" and 3.86"X3.45"



Santa and his bucking reindeer will be fun on stockings and lots more!
 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X7.73" and 4.87"X6.44" and 2.93"X3.86"



A graceful rope spells out "Merry Christmas" in this beautifully textured design.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.42"X4.33" and 6.87"X3.16" and 3.87"X1.78"


 

 

Italy


Santa goes Italian, and he's taking the tour by scooter! A bundle of presents in the back is ready to deliver to good girls and boys.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.78"X5.86" and 5.55"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.33"



Mrs. Claus joins Santa on his adventure, scooting around and seeing the sights of Italy.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.76"X5.86" and 5.58"X4.83" and 3.85"X3.34"



Say "Merry Christmas" in Italian with this "Buon Natale" design.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.72" and 6.85"X2.72" and 3.87"X3.38"


 

 

Asia


Santa's off to explore Asia! Dressed as a samurai, he's mounted on a noble steed and ready to deliver gifts near and far.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.81"X6.14" and 4.80"X5.08" and 3.65"X3.87"



Mrs. Claus is dressed in the flowered kimono of a geisha, bringing color and cheer to Christmas.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.79"X5.85" and 4.78"X4.84" and 3.83"X3.85"



A miniature bonsai tree is decked out in colorful Christmas ornaments and a golden garland.
 

Available in three sizes:
5.84"X6.28" and 4.82"X5.18" and 3.58"X3.85"



Santa's elves do a colorful Chinese dragon dance -- but their puppet is actually a big reindeer! Wish friends and family a playful, unique "Merry Christmas" with this design.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.41"X5.28" and 6.85"X3.84" and 3.86"X2.17"


Add an extra splash of color to your home for Christmas with a very merry mantel scarf. There are so many ways you can dress up this classic piece of home decor. We've created several sets of project instructions for you to follow ... and you can always dream up your own, too!

 

Click here to see all our mantel scarf projects!


 

 

New Orleans


Have yourself a jazzy little Christmas! This Santa design brings some Mardi Gras flair to your jolly stitching.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.25"X5.86" and 5.15"X4.83" and 3.86"X3.62"



Wearing a merry mardi gras jester hat, Mrs. Claus belts out merry tunes on her saxophone. Purple and gold join red and green as the colors for this Christmas!
 

Available in three sizes:
5.86"X5.96" and 4.81"X4.88" and 3.79"X3.85"



Share a joyful greeting in Cajun French with this "Bonne Christmeusse" design.
 

Available in three sizes:
9.40"X3.45" and 6.85"X2.51" and 3.86"X1.43"


 

 

Africa


Santa is on safari! Jeep loaded up with presents, he's off to explore the wonderful wildlife and culture of the African continent.
 

Available in three sizes:
6.37"X5.82" and 5.27"X4.81" and 3.85"X3.52"



An adorable pair of lions exchange Christmas gifts in this sweetly wild design.
 

Available in three sizes:
7.48"X4.64" and 6.88"X4.27" and 3.88"X2.44"



Leopard-print stitching fills the festive letters of this "Merry Christmas" design.
 

Available in two sizes:
9.34"X2.95" and 6.87"X2.18"



A Passport to Christmas Value Pack

 

Stitch a merry voyage around the world with all of these festive designs! Santa, Mrs. Claus, merry greetings, and more playful embroidery will make festive stockings, quilts, tree skirts, and so much more. The Large and Medium Passport to Christmas design packs contain 32 designs, priced at only $49.97! The small Passport to Christmas design pack contains 31 designs, priced at only $49.97! Click on an image or link below to see the designs included in the pack, and add the pack to your basket.
 

All designs smaller than 6 x 10 All designs smaller than 5 x 7 All designs smaller than 4 x 4

 


It's an extra special week for Sunbonnet Sue and Fisherman Fred, dressed up as little North Pole helpers. She's feeding reindeer and he's carrying a gift ... stitch them together with the sleigh-and-reindeer design to make a holly jolly Christmas scene!
 

Fisherman Fred

   Sunbonnet Sue

 

Available in two sizes:
4.58"X4.46" and 3.35"X3.26"

  Available in two sizes:
4.60"X4.49" and 3.35"X3.28"

 Reindeer and Sleigh

Available in two sizes:
9.38"X5.24" and 6.86"X3.83"


Want to see more? Click here to see designs released in previous weeks!