To be a part of a specialized organization of gentlemen spreading good will
across the globe following the tradition of St. Nicholas of Myra set so many
To share in the fraternal aspects and educational goals of likeminded
To know you're in the good company of
other real bearded Santas.
To become the best Santa you can be while sharing, learning and being in the know
of what's going on in the world of Santa.
To continue this honorable tradition that brings forth such a positive in
What's it all about?
Established August of 2007, the Fraternity of International Real Bearded
Santas came to be with the intention of gathering together real bearded men that
portray the image of Santa, Father Christmas, Pere Noel, Sinter Klaus, Kris
Kringle and other common names of the guy maybe best known as the big guy in the
Red Suit that shows up around Christmas time. Many people have different images
of just who Santa is and what he stands for including those of us who portray
him every year. By gathering together in a group we not only share the
camaraderie and all that comes with it but we get to learn from one another
about the different aspects, traditions, wardrobes, venues, etc. By fostering
relationships between like minded people we can concentrate on how to improve
what it is we do while gaining lifelong friends all across the globe.
Why is it only for real bearded Santas?
While our group is limited to those who portray Santa with their own
natural beards it is in no way an indication of exclusion. Real bearded
Santas are somewhat unique in that we look the part all the time and are often
recognized as such. Through our daily lives looking the way we do many things
happen that are interesting to real bearded Santas that we have in common.
Although many of us would not be where we are or look the way we do without the
help of at least someone it is the real bearded aspect of the character that we are gathering
together to discuss.
Where does my money go?
First of all the labor and effort part of the organization is currently
volunteer. All time and effort is contributed by everyone at no charge or intent
thereof but there are things that do cost money and will cost in the future.
Dues are to cover those aspects while also being able to bank a portion to be
used for the group as we grow.
Some things that the dues will be used for:
Certificates and membership cards - the first 25 members (paid) received a
special founding member certificate in addition to their annual membership
Domain name registration and renewal
Organization name registration for banking and tax status
Legal and other consultation fees
Future luncheons and conventions
Other items that dues may be used for:
Money in the bank for deposits when it comes time for get-togethers
Templates for printers, logos etc
Promotional materials for Santas
Educational materials and courses
Purchasing bulk items for Santas
Donations to charities - Children's, disaster relief etc
Future benefits to be determined - Individual liability
Possibly at some point FIRBSantas would be able to validate a Santas
credentials and become a qualified referral service. This would definitely
require some serious legal representation and insurance for the organization
Become a Member
I believe we can use the Code of Conduct and
condensed version that I wrote and Santa
Barry condensed even though it has been
adapted by another organization.
At some time we'll likely also require a
background check so as to be able to use our credentials to
promote ourselves as professional Santa's
and a willing to show it type attitude.
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available for services in your area.
FIRBSantas offers no expressed or implied
warranty on the performance of these people
and strongly advise that you conduct your
own research before hiring any person who
will be working with children."
last updated January 30, 2014
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