If you’re looking for a unique, Christmas-y activity during the holiday season, you’ll love these free printable Christmas coloring pages. You can be with Santa and his adorable helpers throughout the year!
Christmas is a holiday like no other. We love Halloween, Thanksgiving, and other special days of the year, but Christmas is really something else. Beautiful stories are shared at this time of the year while enjoying delicious food and festive music. We attend family get-togethers and spend time with people we haven’t seen for quite a while. It’s a magical season for kids and adults alike.
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During Christmas, we decorate our homes, put up Christmas trees, share memorable meals and gifts with loved ones, and wait for Santa Claus to arrive. Christmas caroling is also an age-old tradition that started back in the 13th century, commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ through energetic, joyful hymns. Are you excited to start new, fun traditions with your loved ones?
Why not spend the holiday season in the company of beautiful colors and ghostly designs? By working on these coloring pages, you can celebrate Christmas in a unique, creative way. But, of course, you can also work on them even beyond this season!
Coloring is a fantastic way to relax. So if you’re pretty stressed about looking for the perfect gifts for your friends and family, or you just want to explore a new artistic activity to help you unwind, these Christmas coloring pages are for you.
FREE CHRISTMAS COLORING PAGES PRINTABLE
This set of 5 has different styles. Print one Christmas coloring page or print them all! The backgrounds are blank for easier printing and for you to easily add your own festive designs. You will love the Santa designs!
GET TO KNOW SANTA CLAUS, ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR SYMBOLS OF CHRISTMAS
Christmas is not just celebrated on December 25. It’s actually a whole season composed of a series of festivities beginning on December 24. We have been observing it with various religious and secular traditions for more than two millennia! These customs focus on Christmas symbols that transcend religions and cultures.
Santa Claus is one of the most popular Christmas symbols of all, an incredible personality loved by people worldwide, even beyond the holidays. The legend of Santa Claus started with Nicholas, a nobleman in Asia Minor who lived around 280 A.D. He was known as “the gift-giver of Myra,” as he devoted his life to helping people.
Nicholas always gave away presents at night, and during one of those evenings, he dropped gold down the chimney of a merchant who fell into poverty, knowing that his family would never accept presents voluntarily. Instead, those gifts fell straight into his daughters’ stockings.
When the merchant’s kids discovered the present the following day, they were filled with so much happiness. Soon after that, all the other kids in the village developed the habit of hanging socks near the fireplace, hoping to get gifts from St. Nicholas. So yes, Santa is not merely a Chritsmas representation but a symbol of gift-giving and making wishes come true.
So, where exactly does Santa live? Some say that he lives in a cozy house in the North Pole. Others say that Santa, together with his elves and flying reindeer, live in Rovaniemi, Lapland, Finland. And it seems like Lapland is the real deal! It’s said that Santa built a village in Rovaniemi and named it “Santa’s official North Pole residence.”
The Santa Claus Village officially opened in 1965, making Lapland a grand tourist destination welcoming over half a million visitors each year. The holiday spirit is there all year round! People can take selfies with Santa, ride a husky or reindeer sled, or visit the Santa post office and send postcards to your friends straight from Santa’s home.
Santa’s home in Lapland is open all year round, but it’s really fine if you can’t visit yet. It’s possible to experience a fabulous Christmas in the comforts of your home, with the people you love the most. You can just stay with the kids the entire Christmas Eve and wait for Santa to drop by. There is nothing like working on these Christmas coloring pages while sharing stories about Santa and enjoying the festivities!
WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO COLOR THESE PRINTABLE CHRISTMAS COLORING PAGES?
- colored pencils
- twistable colored pencils–you never need to sharpen them!
- fine tip or broad tip markers
- dual tip markers have both fine and brush tips
- watercolor brush pens
- washable crayons
HOW DO I PRINT THESE CHRISTMAS COLORING SHEETS?
When you download the Christmas Coloring file, it will save to your computer as a PDF. Then, you can print as many as you would like.
Use regular white printer paper when you print these coloring pages. You can print one of each of the 4 choices, or print several of your favorite pages!
All 5 of these Christmas pictures have black lines, nothing in color. But you still want to be sure and print in black & white ink so you don’t use up your color ink.
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