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By Claudia Schalkx
Claudia is a multilingual consultant fluent in Spanish, English, Italian, and Dutch with over 25 years international experience in communications, public relations & marketing. She was born in Venezuela from Dutch parents, has lived and worked in Venezuela, Colombia, Curacao, St. Maarten, USA, Italy and The Netherlands where she resides. She is Colors Chief Editor. Her duties include content selection, revision & editing, finding and attracting collaborators, and identifying new business opportunities for Liberty Publications. More info
Infograghic: Filmagen / Images: "St Nicholas with Saints", 19th C., Russia; "Gezicht op Nieuw York", Johannes Vingboons; "St Nicholas", Alexander Anderson; "The Children's Friend"; "The Night Befor Christmas"; "Harper's Weekly", Thomas Nast; "Merry Old Santa", Thomas Nast; "Saturday Evening Post",Norman Rockwell; "Iraqi Kurdish Children, AFP; "Santa Claus", Coca Cola; "Santa Claus" (source:gofundme.com)..
Video: "Twas The Night Before Christmas", graphics from a children's book with a Perry Como soundtrack / Youtube; "The Legend of Coca-Cola and Santa Claus", CocaColaCo / Youtube.