Wintertime is the most favorite time of the year, at least for a lot of people, especially children. That is because along with building a snowman, hanging Christmas lights, and drinking eggnog by the fireplace is the year-long awaited visit from Old St. Nick, perhaps better known to some as Santa Claus. Santa Claus is the famous jolly, white haired, big-bellied guy in a red suit who climbs down the chimney of people’s houses one night a year, leaving behind presents for the children of the world. Sometimes Santa only leaves presents for children who made the nice list, otherwise you could be left with a lump of coal--which is why it is extremely important to try to be the best you can all year long.
The history of Saint Nicholas
Most people know that Santa lives up at the North Pole, but it didn’t always used to be that way. Before St. Nick turned into Santa Claus, he was born many years ago in a place named Myra, a small, ancient Roman town. He was said to have grown up with a rich father and inherited a large amount of money upon his death. In the most famous telling of old St. Nick, he was a bishop in the Catholic church. As the story goes, he saved three young daughters from the life of prostitution by dropping bags of gold down their chimney, paying for their dowries instead and granting them freedom for their indebted fathers. Though no one knew for certain who had paid the dowries, there was much speculation that it was Nicholas because he was well known for performing charitable acts.
Nicholas became known as the “present giver” all across the land because he gave presents to young children and orphans during occasions where other children would customarily be receiving a gift, he didn’t want anyone to feel left out. Over time, Nicholas became Santa Claus through all of his selfless giving and because he only cared about other people, instead of just himself. So now he takes on the job of delivering presents to every kid on Christmas Eve. With someone who is as busy as Santa Claus making presents all year while taking care of his reindeer and elves, one begins to wonder what sort of bed old St. Nic likes to sleep on to help keep him well-rested with how busy he is all year.
What is Santa’s bed made out of?
Well, we did some digging, and as it turns out, Santa Claus sleeps on a really big four poster bed that is shaped like a sleigh! The bed is so big that it’s almost a whole 12 feet wide and 7 feet long. That's nearly twice the width of a standard king size bed! His bed is so big because it has to be large enough to fit his reindeer when they get scared of the thunderstorms that happen in the North Pole all throughout the year. Also, there are plenty of little elves who like to make their way to Santa’s bed too when they have a nightmare in the middle of the night. If that sounds like your family, you may just want to check out our Family Bed, which is the same size as Santa’s bed! It’s perfect for any sort of snugglers that like to crawl in bed in the middle of the night.
Not only is Santa and Mrs. Claus's bed really big, but it's also shaped like a giant sleigh! The sleigh is big enough to hold their family size mattress, and it is a perfect replica of Santa’s real sleigh. It is usually painted with a black base with a bar that curls up in front of the sleigh. The rest of it is a bright Christmas red, with two rows of seats - just in case Santa wants to bring along any company for a sleigh ride. Though when he’s delivering presents he usually likes to work with just the reindeers for safety purposes, of course.
The sleigh is also shaped like a four poster bed, but the posters are giant red and white candy canes. The candy canes are connected at the top to each-other with red licorice twirls. This is so that Mrs. Claus can to hang curtains from them to help keep them warm on the cold winter nights. In the North Pole it can get very cold with large gusts of icy wind and snow storms. If you’ve ever seen pictures of the North Pole, then you know how much snow there is out there, it can get pretty chilly!
Santa’s bed helps him sleep, so he’s well-rested to deliver Christmas presents!
As you can imagine, they also have really thick and super warm blankets that are made from stockings that are stitched together. They have a stocking for each one of their elves and each one of their reindeers neatly stitched into their blanket. This is perfect for them on cold nights because they can just stick their feet into one of the stockings so that they can keep their feet nice and warm.
Their pillows are also a sort of magic fabric with clouds from high up in the north pole weaved into the inside of them. This is the same kind of magic that helps keep Santa Claus and his family alive. Their pillows have clouds mixed into them so that they are really comfortable and don’t get too cold from being out in the North Pole all day. Their pillows are some of the best around. If you want to try and sleep like Santa, we suggest trying some of these Smart Pillows from Taylor & Wells. While we haven’t exactly figured out how to make them exactly the same, they are so soft and comfortable, that you will practically feel like you're sleeping on a cloud. Plus, I hear they offer smart temperature technology, just like Santa’s.
If you are just as busy as Santa is all year long and are in the market for a new mattress, then look no further! We have everything you need for a restful night sleep. We have a large selection at The Bedding Mart and we would love to help you find the mattress that is perfect for you!