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Pictures 1,3,7,8,14,15 are designed by B.A. Kissinger* | Copyright © 2002 St. Nicholas Center
May be printed for use with non-profit groups making art and craft projects. For all other uses, please request permission from firstname.lastname@example.org
Pictures 4 & 5 are from Festausschuss St. Nikolaus, St. Nikolaus im Warndt, Germany. Used by permission.
Picture 10 is by Carolyn Stitch, Holland Visitors & Convention Bureau, published by the Holland Sentinel, Holland, Michigan. Used by permission of the artist.
Picture 12 is an illustration by Benjamin C. Boulter, a schoolmaster, for the Parish Paper of St. Silas the Martyr Parish Church, Kentish Town, London, UK. Used by permission.
Picture 19 is from St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, Front Royal, Virginia. Used by permission.
Picture 20 is from Patroonheiligen in Kruissteek, the Netherlands. Used by permission.
Picture 6 is by John Matusiak, The Icon book, Department of Christian Education, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese. Used by permission.
Pictures 2 and 11 are from "Twas the Month Before Christmas: A Coloring and Family Activity Book Copyight © 1999 by Martha King. Reproduced with permission by Morehouse Publishing, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. This book has crafts, coloring pictures, and activities to help children understand and celebrate Advent. Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca or amazon.uk.
Picture 16 is from "Faith Keepers: Holy Card Maker Copyight © 2007 by Brenda & George Nippert. Reproduced with permission by Nippert & Co. Artworks, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. 110 holy cards, mostly saints, also including Stations of the Cross and a few others. Each design in full color and as a line drawing to be colored. May also be printed as small posters. Purchase from Nippert & Co. Artworks.
Picture 22 is from Fun with Saints: Coloring & Activity Book Copyight © 2009 by Virginia Helen Richards & D. Thomas Halpin. Reproduced with permission by Pauline Books & Media, Boston, Massachusetts. This book has a coloring page and activity page each for 30 saints: Mary, Joseph, Paul, Nicholas, Monica, Patrick, Benedict, Francis of Assisi, Anthony of Padua, Elizabeth of Hungary, Clare, Catherine of Siena, Joan of Arc, Juan Diego, Ignatius of Loyola, Francis Xavier, Rose of Lima, Lorenzo Ruiz, Martin de Porres, Isaac Jogues, Kateri Tekakwitha, Bernadette, Damien of Molokai, Thérèse of Lisieux, Bl. Jacinta & Francisco Marto, Faustina Kowalska, Bakhita of Sudan, Katharine Drexel, Pio of Pietrelcina and Bl. Teresa of Calcutta. Purchase from Pauline Books & Media.
*Barbara Kissinger has a new book, Christmas Past, Pelican Publishing, 2005. Richly illustrated with more than two hundred images from her extensive collection of Christmas memorabilia, the text gives Christmas celebration history and customs from around the world. Purchase from amazon.com, amazon.ca or amazon.uk.