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Our Switchables Santa's Hat night light cover adds a sprig of holly to the iconic red stocking cap.
This cover uses the traditional stained glass process with a soldered metal frame around cut pieces of glass. You can identify the old-style covers by their "SW" catalog numbers. "SF" covers use the fused glass process and don't have metal borders.
This is not a self-contained night light. Switchables stained glass night light covers are designed to be used with the Switchables Nightlight Fixture (sold separately). Switchables are "switchable" because you can easily swap any one of our covers onto the same simple fixture. You can also use your Switchables cover as a suncatcher, a Christmas ornament, or with any other kind of light source. To display your Switchables cover in a window, add the optional suction cup. Switchables make gift-giving easy: Start your recipient out with a fixture and one or two covers, then buy him or her new covers on future gift-giving occasions.
Are you curious...?
Maybe you've heard that Haddon Sundblom designed Santa to advertise Coca-Cola starting in 1931. Nope: Thomas Nast designed the contemporary Santa suit in illustrations for Harper's Weekly magazine. Early versions showed a small Santa who could easily fit down chimneys, but he eventually grew into a plus-sized man. Nast changed Santa's tan suit to red (and also drew it in green sometimes). The Coca-Cola ads did standardize Santa's appearance for Americans and it has not changed noticeably since then. In some European countries, Saint Nicholas never quite yielded to our commercial Santa; there, his outfit looks more like religious costume and the hat is a bishop's mitre. That wouldn't make a very good Switchables cover.