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The Clan Claus Society embodies the desire to preserve and perpetuate the history, ideals, traditions, family values, and heritage of the Scottish Santa Claus persona. The Clan Claus Society is fundamentally different from any other Santa group. All members will participate in an organization that is totally "FAMILY" oriented. As such, the Society invites like-minded individuals to join together to share in the Christmas family camaraderie and to encourage others to uphold the traditions of the Scottish Santa Claus persona throughout the year keeping the Spirit of Christmas alive in the hearts of all ages.
  1. What's new in this club
  2. I plan to be at the Santa Family Reunion in Gatlinburg the week of April 15- 20th. (I will not arrive until the Monday because of my parish duties. I am hoping that members of the Clan Claus can get together as a part of it. If there will be an official presence I am willing to help. At the minimum we can sit together for the formal banquet on the last night. (what better time to get kilted). Anyways, I would be happy to hear from any brother or sister members of our clan. Fr. Santa David
  3. Hey I hope there will be some other members from the Clan Claus Society going to the Santa Family Reunion in April at Gatlinburg. I am going to be there and give a workshop on the St. Nicholas and the spirituality of begin Santa.
  4. Santa MacClaus

    New Toy Shop Tartan

    Thanks Tom & Kona! Congratulations Tom, on your induction into the Santa Claus Hall of Fame! Well deserved!
  5. Toledo Santa Tom

    New Toy Shop Tartan

    (I'm posting on behalf of Santa Kona --Santa Tom) I would like to introduce you to a new and additional Tartan for the Society. This new design is already registered with their governing bodies in Scotland it is called Santa’s Toy Shop CCS was created by me. This does not replace the Claus of the North Pole tartan designed by Bruce Arnold. It is not uncommon for clans to have more than one tartan design. I’m a Chieftain with Clan Kennedy of NA and we have three tartans we have an ancient a hunting and our modern if you put them all side-by-side they don’t remotely look alike. The Toy Shop Tartan is more subdued in colors something you would expect to be seen as work wear. A lot of Santa’s today are wearing aprons and looking more like they are right out of there toy shop. The Claus of the North Pole will now be designated as our formal or dress tartan. However there’s nothing to say that you can’t use Santa’s Toy Shop tartan for your dress occasions. The price for 30 meters is $59.12. The price for 60 meters is $49.63. Please don't forget about the shipping cost and import tariff Tartan Ordering Process You must be an official member of The Clan Claus Society to order tartan. To place a tartan order we must order a minimum of 30 meters at a time. The entire order must be the same weight we normally order (13oz but can get 16oz also). The fabric is double wide approximately, 140cm (55”Inches). Tartan takes anywhere from 8 - 12 weeks to weave depending on how busy the mill is at the time we place the order. Here is the process: 1) You are responsible for your correct measurements and your correct yardage amounts. I would suggest that you work with a kilt maker for this. Measure twice! 2) If you don’t have a kilt maker, contact USA Kilts www.usakilts.com or John Higgins at www.jhiggins.net they will help you out. We have worked out an arrangement with each vendor and they will accept your own supplied tartan. You must tell them that you will be sending them your Clan Claus Society tartan. 3) Individual tartan orders must be paid in full and are not refundable. I must pay for the tartan in full when I place the order. You will only pay for the fabric in advance. Shipping will be billed separately. 4) If you are planning to pay via Pay Pal the 3% fee from Pay Pal will be added to your order. 5) The price for tartan depends the current mill pricing at the time of the order. 6) All the tartan will initially be shipped to me, (the mill will not drop ship to anyone else). 7) Shipping: There will be two (2) shipping cost In addition to the import tariff. A) First shipping cost is from the mill to me. This will be shared equally by all those ordering fabric. B)Second shipping cost will be from me to you and will be specific to your order. C)Tartan will not be shipped out until the shipping charges are paid. Once I receive the tartan, I must check all of the fabric to make sure there are no issues. I will then cut it and ship it to you. NOTE: To place your order contact me using my direct email santakona@gmail.com. Supply me with your name, current address, email and your phone number along with the total number of meters you would like to order. To insure your order is received do not message me through Facebook or on ClausNet. . Any question please email me at santakona@gmail.com or feel free to call me at 440-725-2107.
  6. I have exciting news to share with you! I have entered into an arrangement with Santa Dirk & Sue Leenders of “Kilts Quilts N’ Stuff”. They will be providing us with embroidered Polo shirts and Printed Tee Shirts. I believe their pricing is reasonable. Also, they will do 1 item - so there is no minimum. They plan on setting up a Clan Claus Page on their website. If you have a special jacket or shirt that you would like embroidered, you can send your own items and they will take good care of you. I have not talked about hats with them but I am sure they can take care of many other things as well. They also print Tee Shirts. So far, I have given them four different designs to offer you. Many of you have requested new or additional Clan Claus shirts. I think you will find what you are looking for in one of these designs. Santa Dirk & Sue are long time members of our society. Their business is making Scottish Clan items at games all over the country. However, their business was devastated with COVID-19. Most of the 2020 games were canceled last year. This year doesn’t look a lot better. Many games for this year have already been canceled for 2021 as well. As usual to keep costs down for our members, the society nor I will profit from these merchandise purchases. You will contact Santa Dirk and Sue directly. Their preferred method of communication is by email. www.kiltsnquilts.com Email: admin@kiltsnquilts.com Phone: 1-941-757-3593 Thank you. Kona
  7. I know it has been a tough year for many, but I did want to wish everyone in the Clan Claus a Merry Christmas, and I am praying for a safe and (pandemic free) 2021. May God Bless you and your families, I hope your homes will be filled with the warmth of love and peace. Fr. Santa David
  8. Santa MacClaus

    club membership

    Hi Father Santa David, Eileen is right. The Clan Claus does have a facebook page I hope you are well! Santa MacClaus (Bruce Arnold)
  9. Eileen Strom

    club membership

    Maybe on the Clan FB page? https://www.facebook.com/groups/150580594967843/
  10. I was a founding member but I got dropped from the club membership here. I don't come on this site much because I never hear from anyone when I post. Is there a better place to communicate and stay in touch with clan? please let me know. Fr. Santa David
  11. Kona

    New Tartan Order 3/19

    Bill call me about this 440-725-2107 Kona
  12. Santa Bill of Bel Air

    New Tartan Order 3/19

    Am I too late to order (using the instructions above)?
  13. Eileen Strom

    New Tartan Order 3/19

    So is the red color, more red now? Or is it still on the orange side? I still have a swatch from the original run, as I was asked to see if I could match colors for possible vests. Would it be possible to get a swatch of the new one once it comes in?
  14. Kona

    New Tartan Order 3/19

    No the tartan thread counts are still the same. We have been using a different mill then we started with the quality is 100+ better.
  15. Eileen Strom

    New Tartan Order 3/19

    Has the tartan design changed over the years?
  16. New Tartan Order We are putting together another tartan order. For those of you that missed the deadline last time around now is your chance. Don't miss out! For those of you who forgot this is the ordering process. (Tartan Ordering Process) You must be an official member of The Clan Claus Society to order tartan. To place a tartan order we must order a minimum of 30 meters at a time. The entire order must be the same weight (13oz - 16oz). The fabric is double wide approximately, 140cm (55”Inches). Tartan takes anywhere from 8 - 12 weeks to weave depending on how busy the mill is at the time we place the order. Here is the process: 1) You are responsible for your correct measurements and your correct yardage amounts. I would suggest that you work with a kilt maker for this. Measure twice! 2) If you don’t have a kilt maker, contact Hazel Stewart at www.kiltshop.comor USA Kilts www.usakilts.com or John Higgins at www.jhiggins.net they will help you out. We have worked out an arrangement with each vendor and they will accept your own supplied tartan. You must tell them that you will be sending them your Clan Claus Society tartan. 3) Individual tartan orders must be paid in full and are not refundable. I must pay for the tartan in full when I place the order. You will only pay for the fabric in advance. Shipping will be billed separately. 4) If you are planning to pay via Pay Pal or Square the 3% fee from Pay Pal and Square will be added to your order. 5) The price for tartan depends the current mill pricing at the time of the order. 6) All the tartan will initially be shipped to me, (the mill will not drop ship to anyone else). 7) Shipping: There will be two (2) shipping costs. a. First shipping cost is from the mill to me. This will be shared equally by all those ordering fabric. Last time we ordered fabric the shipping was about $185.00 for 60 meters. b. Second shipping cost will be from me to you and will be specific to your order. c. Tartan will not be shipped out until the shipping charges are paid. 8) Once I receive the tartan, I must check all of the fabric to make sure there are no issues. I will then cut it and ship it to you. NOTE: The last time we ordered tartan there was a surprise tariff. ($200.00 USD. It was quite a big surprise) All of our previous orders have never had a tariff. I paid the tariff fee because everyone had already paid in full. Should we get another tariff on fabric orders going forward I will divide it among all those purchasing tartan at this time. To place your order contact me using my direct email santakona@gmail.com. Supply me with your name, current address, email and your phone number along with the total number of meters you would like to order. To insure your order is received do not message me through Facebook or on ClausNet. Any question please email me at santakona@gmail.com or feel free to call me at 440-725-2107.
  17. Coat of Arms It seems that when we get new members to the Clan Claus Society this question always comes up - Why don’t we have a Coat of Arms? To this end I will not pretend that I can understand how a grant of Arms is issued. I have reviewed the Lord Lyon’s web site many times and my interpretation is that we are not eligible. We are not an officially recognized Clan by any governing body, nor are we a charity or a corporation. We are a social organization. However it keeps coming up so I decided that I should go right to the headmaster himself for clarification. Can we, the Clan Claus Society, be issued a grant of arms? If so what is that process? I appreciate any information you can provide. Sincerely Kona Here is his reply: Dear Mr. Gant “Thank you for your email below to Dr Morrow, the Lord Lyon, which he has passed to me to consider and reply to. I have discussed the matter with the Lord Lyon. Dr Morrow was honored and delighted to be made a member of the Clan Claus Society in 2016, something he speaks of regularly and with great pleasure. He is pleased to do whatever he can to promote the work of the Society. However, in granting arms the Lord Lyon exercises judicial powers and also prerogative powers (i.e. powers of the Sovereign, HM The Queen). As you have seen from the website of the Court of the Lord Lyon, the Society does not fall within the legal jurisdiction of the Lord Lyon and so it is not possible for the Lord Lyon to make a grant of arms to the Society. I am sorry to have to confirm the conclusion that you had reached yourself.” With my best wishes Russell Russell Hunter | Solicitor | Lyon Clerk and Keeper of the Records The Court of the Lord Lyon | HM New Register House, Edinburgh, EH1 3YT | Telephone 0131 556 7255 | Email Lyon.Clerk@gov.scot
  18. Jim Smith

    10 years ago

    On the 1st day of June in 2008, Santa Claus authorized the formation of the Clan Claus Society. Thank you Kona and Kathi for sharing your dream! Thank you to the Charter Members for helping the Clan grow! Thank you to all of our members for making the Clan the wonderful group that it is! Give yourselves a Hearty Ho Ho Ho!!
  19. Felix Estridge

    Tartan Ordering

    Locked the topic to prevent replies as Kona stated above.
  20. Do not reply to this posting this is for information. Please follow instructions in post. Tartan Ordering Process You must be an official member of The Clan Claus Society to order tartan. To place a tartan order we must order a minimum of 30 meters at a time. The entire order must be the same weight (13oz - 16oz). The fabric is double wide approximately, 140cm (55”Inches). There seems to be a strong interest in 16oz fabric so we will be ordering 16 oz. tartan this time. Tartan takes anywhere from 8 - 12 weeks to weave depending on how busy the mill is at the time we place the order. Here is the process: 1) You are responsible for your correct measurements and your correct yardage amounts. I would suggest that you work with a kilt maker for this. Measure twice! 2) If you don’t have a kilt maker, contact USA Kilts www.usakilts.com or John Higgins at www.jhiggins.net they will help you out. We have worked out an arrangement with each vendor and they will accept your own supplied tartan. You must tell them that you will be sending them your Clan Claus Society tartan. 3) Individual tartan orders must be paid in full and are not refundable. I must pay for the tartan in full when I place the order. You will only pay for the fabric in advance. Shipping will be billed separately. 4) If you are planning to pay via Pay Pal or Square the 3% fee from Pay Pal and Square will be added to your order. 5) The price for tartan on this order is $58.00 per meter. 6) All the tartan will initially be shipped to me, (the mill will not drop ship to anyone else). 7) Shipping: There will be two (2) shipping costs. a. First shipping cost is from the mill to me. This will be shared equally by all those ordering fabric. Last time we ordered fabric the shipping was about $185.00 for 60 meters. b. Second shipping cost will be from me to you and will be specific to your order. c. Tartan will not be shipped out until the shipping charges are paid. 8) Once I receive the tartan, I must check all of the fabric to make sure there are no issues. I will then cut it and ship it to you. NOTE: The last time we ordered tartan there was a surprise tariff. ($200.00 USD. It was quite a big surprise) All of our previous orders have never had a tariff. I paid the tariff fee because everyone had already paid in full. Should we get another tariff on fabric orders going forward I will divide it among all those purchasing tartan at this time. To place your order contact me using my direct email santakona@gmail.com. Supply me with your name, current address, email and your phone number along with the total number of meters you would like to order. To insure your order is received do not message me through Facebook or on ClausNet. Any question please feel free to call me at 440-725-2107. Kona
  21. Because I have had many request for members only items I need to clarify who may purchase these items again. Our Facebook page is a open group however belonging to our Facebook page does not mean you are a member of The Clan Claus Society. If you wish to become a member of The Clan Claus Society and we hope you will. Just visit our web site at clanclaussociety.com most of your questions can be answered there. Should you need any additional information please feel free to email me directly or call me. Merchandise Current Pricing Large Blazer Badge $24.00 Small Blazer Badge $15.00 Gold Crest Badges $28.00 Lapel Pins $10.00 or 2 for $18.00 Crest Patches $10.00 Wooden Ornaments $9.00 Car Magnets 8x10 $12.00 Believe Pin $15.00 of 2 for $25.00 Ladies Rosette $21.00 Ladies Sash $55.00 Can Cozies $18.00 Ladies Necklace $15.00 We do take Pay Pal or Your Personal Checks. There is a 3% transaction fee from Pay Pal. Checks should be payable to Kona Donald J Gant. Shipping via USPS. Any questions please use my direct email santakona@gmail.com
  22. Thank you all! We will do our best to keep this Merry Band moving on!
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