Published: 13/05/2019 by Ross Chesterfield
However, to give Coca-Cola the credit they deserve, their artist Haddon Sundblom did create society’s modern vision of Santa Claus as the big, jolly man in a red suit.
Coca-Cola began running adverts featuring Santa Claus in the 1920’s but it was not until the 1930s that our current image Santa came to exist. Coca-Cola commissioned Sundblom to create a wholesome image of Santa for adverts to feature in popular magazines of the time and the rest, as they say, is history.
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