Christmas Tree Items 2007

Christmas Tree Items 2007

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Clement Moore's St. Nicholas

I am joining Sundays With Santa hosted by Maureen at Yuletide Greetings. I am also linking to Deck the Hall Friday with Tammy at Tinsel & Company.

A very strong inflluence on the way Saint Nicholas, or Santa Claus, is viewed in the United States is due to the poem written by Clement Moore. I would like to share one of my miniature books is an edition of The Night Before Christmas by Clement Moore, illustrated by Tasha Tudor, published by Achille St. Onge, Worcester, Massachusetts. The book is 3 1/4 inches high by 2 1/2 inches wide. It has a printed dust cover illustrated by Tasha. The pages were printed in Holland and then bound in leather in France.
I took lots of photos of the little book but could not get clear images to share with you. However, Tasha Tudor’s illustrations are charming and evoke the delights of this beloved poem.
To learn all about Tasha Tudor, please go to the family web site. There you will also be invited to "visit the Tasha Tudor Memorial Website to post your memories of this extraordinary woman and how she touched the lives of so many people."


  1. What a wonderful book!! I am curious, when was this one put out? I have a weakness for old books, the older the better! :o) I have gotten quite a few at auctions.

    Thank you for sharing this!

  2. What a lovely miniature book! This is one of my favorite Christmas stories. My mother used to read this to me as a child and I would be so excited about the story because she read it with such expression! What great memories my parents made for us! Thanks for sharing!

  3. What a treasure! Tasha Tudor illustrations, and a fabulous poem, all rolled into one...perfect!

  4. What a beautiful book! Tasha Tudor is spectacular!!
    I have to remember this paty but I keep forgetting!!


  5. Cheryl,
    This book was published in 1962, so it's 49 years old.