Vintage Santa postcard
What Santa is based on St Nicholas?! You don't say. Catholic children receive gifts from the magi, not wise men. There is a difference.
With Easter greetings Risen Christ with Saints Nicholas and Stephen by Domenico Piola in the Church of Saint Stephen, Lavagna, Italy
Fresco by Dionisius representing Saint Nicholas in a Ferapontov Monastery
Icon of Saint Nicholas of Myra, bishop. (Photo © Slava Gallery, LLC; used with permission.)
Full Story book to click through about St. Nicholas: "Saint Nicholas of Myra The Cheerful Giver"