by Scott Gustafson
Saint Nick sits reading letters to Santa amidst reminders that go back through the centuries illustrating many of the ways he's been commemorated and visualized. The original painting has over fifty of these visual references to Saint Nicholas and/or Santa Claus.
The painting has been issued again as a family jigsaw puzzle by Cobble Hill Puzzle Company. The puzzle picture is a little smaller than the original print and has thirty-seven images related to Saint Nicholas. As a family puzzle, it has large, medium and small pieces so people of different ages and skill can work the puzzle together. We've created a key to help identify the St. Nicholas symbols and images. There is also a simple key for the larger print in case you have a print without an explanation of the symbols.
Puzzle key PDF
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The earlier jigsaw puzzle with 1000 pieces (19¼ x 26 ½ inches) from Great American Puzzle Factory can often be found on the secondary market, e.g. eBay, etc.