African American Holiday Traditions: Black Santa in Upstate, SC

With the holidays in full swing, holiday decor is up for most. But we know some of you need a little inspiration and this Black Santa collection is exactly what you need.   Today, We are featuring the beautiful Black Santa collection of Pontheolla Mack Abernathy, Owner of the Historic Clevedale Inn & Gardens

According to Pontheolla,  “When I  first started to collect Black Santas, it was in an effort to teach my Godchildren that Santa, like God, is the Santa/God you have concurred up in your mind. “It’s personal!” 

She also goes on to say, “At the same time, I wanted to collect items that might increase in value. Thus I collected signed and numbered figurines. I started with Ciothique by Possible Dreams LTD, Sarah’s Attic, Pecan Shell Collectibles by Wood World Inc., and the Constance Collection.”

We are so honored and excited to showcase this beautiful collection. Be sure to share your Black Santa images with us on social media using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle and check out this fun collection below:

African American Holiday Traditions: Black Santa in Upstate, SC

“This Santa is a music box which plays, “We wish you a Merry Christmas,” made by the San Francisco Music Box Company.”
“The Jazzy Santa is my all time favorite. He depicts my edgy side.”
Each Santa has a Certificate of Authenticity.
“This leather Santa was made at The Basilica di Santa Croce in Florence Italy where my husband and I spent six weeks.”
“As my husband is an Espiscopal Priest, this Saint Nicolas by Sarah’s Attic Santa of the Month appealed to me.”

Love the holiday decor and Santa collection? Be sure to check out the Historic Clevedale Inn & Gardens for your next weekend getaway. 

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

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