Santa Claus wearing his red suit with his hat set on the ground next to him praying over baby Jesus in the manger. Baby Jesus is swaddled in a blue cloth and laying on yellow hay in brown wooden manger. Black text on white background.
ALVERNO CHICAGO, IL 60641
The text on the back of the button, “ALVERNO CHICAGO, IL 60641”, refers to Alverno Religious Art and Books founded by Anne Prete in Chicago in 1958. The store is no longer in business as it was sold in 1995. This button being associated with a religious store is fitting as the image of Santa kneeling before Jesus is supposed to be symbolic that Christmas’ true meaning is God’s gift of his son Jesus to us.