Origins of Santa Claus
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Learn about the origins of Santa Claus. The Santa Claus we see today, with his jolly belly, white beard, and sleigh has actually been inspired by many great people in our history, the most popularly know being Saint Nicholas. A nobleman born in Greece, Nicholas was born to wealthy parents in the village of Patara. After his parents died he decided to sell what he owned, give the money to the poor, and devote his life to God.