Is it odd to post about Santa during the first week of spring? We don’t think so! Happy birthday to the reigning king of all Santa illustrators, Tom Newsom. His extensive investigation of Santa Claus spans over 5 decades and 200 pieces of art–covering everything from traditional North Pole workshop scenes to off-duty Santa on vacation. Newsom’s Rockwell inspired style carries over into his other subject matter, continuously creating iconic imagery such as the sleeping bear for Celestial Seasonings’s Sleepy Time Tea. Cheers Tom, here’s to another decade of great work!

Thank you Tom Newsom for bringing us holiday cheer all year long!