As an artist, it has been my privilege for the past few years to portray Cliff Snider, as Santa, on canvas. I am still struck by the fact that he literally embodies the 'spirit' of Christmas which makes his portrayal of this beloved character completely believable. He is also the personification of every wonderful description of Santa Claus you have ever heard, and yes, his eyes really do twinkle! There is no monetary value that can be placed on the joy he brings to any event fortunate enough to have him. He brings with him something which cannot be taught or learned. It is the unique gift of himself, and as for me... I believe HE REALLY IS SANTA CLAUS!