Traditional Santa in stride, heading for the reindeer pen to hook up for big flight. He is accompanied by old Rudolph, who looks a bit bewildered by the night that lies ahead. A nice change and of course, lots of photos. 64pp
Now, carvers looking to create a family heirloom of their own will learn to carve a full 15-piece manger scene with award-winning artist, Shawn Cipa. Each project features full material lists and painting color schemes to help bring your carving to life. Also included, is a simple pattern for a stable. 80pp
These top Santa patterns featured in Woodcarving Illustrated provide readers with four step-by-step tutorials and 20 additional Santa patterns from today's top artists. With a history of the origin of Santa Claus, as well as the subtleties in Santa's appearance throughout different parts of the world, this crafter's companion includes stylistic carvings that range from whimsical caricatures to classic Kris Kringle depictions. An ideal holiday handbook, readers will also find painting and finishing tips to add creative and unique touches to each carving.