Advent Calendar 2017 – Festive Mugs

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This is a repeat of the original post which I wrote in 2012. Sadly the missing mug of the set is still, well missing!

A few years ago, I stumbled across a rather nice set of mugs made by Spode. Each Christmas, from 1998 until 2004, Spode released one mug featuring a Santa from a different Country.


Here they are in more detail –

In 1998 the First of the series was the British Santa

In 1999 Spode released the German Santa.


In 2000 Bishop of Myra was released.


Then in 2001, The Russian Santa was release, the only one that I am missing from the set.
In 2002 The Norwegian Santa made an appearance


In 2003, The French Santa was released


And finally, in 2004 to complete the series, the American Santa was released.


I think of all the set that I currently, have my favourite is the American Santa, because of the vibrant, festive colours. Which one is your favourite?

About Julie Goucher

Genealogist, Author, Presenter, native Guildfordian, avid note taker and journal writer. Lover of Books, Stationery & History; Surnames, European Ancestors, Butcher & Orlando One-Name Studies, Pharos Tutor for all One-Name Studies and surname courses.
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4 Responses to Advent Calendar 2017 – Festive Mugs

  1. Joshua Siegal says:

    If you ever decide to part with Norwegian Santa, that would complete our set!


    • Thanks for leaving the comment. I will bear that in mind. If you perhaps want to sell the Russian one then I will have a complete set! They are lovely mugs, such a shame they discontinued them.


  2. Barb Rogers says:

    Just found your blog…love these Santa Mugs! I’ll be checking back for more…I do clay, local photos, and genealogy on my 2 blogs.

    Liked by 1 person

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