The famous political cartoonist Mr. Thomas Nast started drawing illustrations of the famous Santa Claus as part of an advertising campaign for the publication Harper’s Weekly in the 1860s. In a few of Mr Nast’s drawings, he made reference to the fact that Santa’s mailing address was the North Pole—a place that had already captured the world’s imagination, as they watched a number of explorers attempt to reach the barren and frigid destination. As for the real St. Nicholas? He was born in what is now Turkey. Now how about that?