The Jolly Red man we know today has a history of his own that dates back to almost 3rd Century. Santa Claus has his roots connected to a monk St. Nicholas who lived hundreds of year back. St. Nicholas was known for kindness and piety. His heart of gold made him famous and many legends came to be associated with him. St. Nicholas gave up all his inherited wealth and traveled the countryside, helping the needy and the sick. There are many stories that recount St. Nicholas's generosity. One such story is that of the three sisters whom St. Nicholas had saved from being sold away by their father. He not just saved them but also gave them the dowry to get them married. As time passed, St. Nicholas became more and more popular, and was deemed as the savior and protector of sailors and children. Born sometime in 280 A.D., St. Nicholas's kindness is celebrated across the globe on December 6 which marks his death anniversary.