Whether you made the naughty or nice list this year, a good Santa button is appropriate for all the little boys and girls this time of year. We’ve collected our favorites jolly old elf appearances from the Button Museum collection to share with you, so grab some milk and cookies and take a look!
Clockwise from top left:
Waldorf-Astoria – 1960’s souvenir button for visitors of the Waldorf-Astoria hotel Santa Claus. Nothing appeases terrified kids like a button!
Merry Christmas/Happy New Year – Circa 1950’s lithograph Santa covering two December holidays.
Cat Clause – Finley the cat, beaded and Santa-fied by customer Lindsay Bland.
Googley Santa – Homemade Badge-a-Minit button from, we’re guessing, 1975. “7T5”– Get it?
Window Santa – This painted Santa originally adorned a bottle opener ordered by Alexis Wilson-Castaldi.
Chicago Daily News – Circa 1930’s promotional button for the Chicago Daily News was manufactured by Chicago-based Parisian Novelty Co.
Come Let Us Adore Him – One of the weirdest Santa buttons we’ve come across, we’ll let this one speak for itself.
Fore more buttons from every occasion, check out the Button Museum’s collection.