Where does come from?
While there are variations across the platforms, the Mrs. Claus emoji shows a smiling, white-haired woman with glasses and a red bonnet. On Facebook, Apple, and Google, details like wrinkles and shadows lend her a more realistic appearance while Samsung gives her rosy cheeks.
While her husband Santa Claus has been a part of Unicode since 2010, Mrs. Claus was added by the consortium in 2016 along with a group of other emoji responding to pressure about gender parity in emoji-land. Since she was added after Unicode started offering a greater spectrum of skin tones, Mrs. Claus is available in a range of colors too.
Who uses ?
People use the Mrs. Claus emoji during the yuletide season to express their Christmas spirit. They often use it in combination with the Santa emoji and other holiday-related emoji.
You know people who start counting down to December 25th in January? Yes, those people will use the Mrs. Claus emoji year round to defiantly declare their love of the holiday.
I might start Christmas early this year, and really fuck everyone else off. 🤶🎅
— JR (@JimEdwardoRamos) September 11, 2018
Because the emoji can also represent any woman of a certain age, posters will use it to express their love of their grandmas, abuelas, nanas, and aunties. Others employ it to bemoan the fact that the passage of time means more grey hairs.
OMFG I F'CKING FELL ASLEEP BEFORE MIDNIGHT, WHAT GRANDMA!! 👵🤶
HAPPY #BLACKLISTTAW EVERY- NO WAIT THAT'S NOT THAT
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!!!
LOVE Y'ALL!! pic.twitter.com/PoU7nPgArq
— 🐝 Joh 🌹 Dramatic French (@Solayana) January 1, 2018
First day of vacation. Getting my hair colored before people think I’m 🤶 Mrs Claus. Lawd, they gray!!!
— allthingshhh (@allthingsHHH) December 21, 2017