Perhaps the most popular use of the Santa is for a Christmas tree ornament. Santa pins are also popular.
Here's an idea for a different way to use the carved Santa. Frame him!
Here's a photo of the "framed" Santa. I used old reclaimed barn wood. Here's the steps that I use to do the frame.
1. Rip the barn wood on the table saw to 1 3/4" wide.
2. Determine the size of the completed frame.
3. Cut the four frame sides to the correct length. I do this by cutting the corner miters at the same time.
4. Cut the dado on the back side of the frame pieces to receive the 1/4" frame backing.
5.. Measure and cut the frame backing out of 1/4" plywood.
6. After the frame and backing are assembled, position and glue the Santa in place.
When I sell and/or gift these pieces, I attach hanging hardware to the back and include a small easel on which to display the framed Santa. I make the small easels, but most craft stores sell them for just a few bucks.
Just something a little different, and not so hard to make...