Cindy and I were so lucky years ago to meet Dave Francis in Castlegar BC.
We got to see him carve at his home. We knew him before he became a really well known carver of these wonderful Christmas Santa's.
I have about 10 of his carving back home in BC which I plan to bring them down here for next Christmas. Cindy has a great selection of his carvings as well.
Check out his website: http://www.snowcottagecarvings.com/
He will be in the 2010 issue N0v/Dec issue of Woodcarving Illustrated
We are so proud of you Dave for the wonderful carvings that you create! You keep the spirit of Christmas alive with your work.