Sunday, December 20, 2009
Have you been bad or good?
This is a Polish carved wooden Krampus. It was made by a Polish artist.
I love the folklore surrounding Krampus. On December 6Th which is St. Nicolas Day good childern get gingerbread cookies and toys. Krampus tags along with St. Nicholas and takes care of the bad childern. I have read that he beats them with holly or birch branches. He gives out twigs as punishment instead of treats. If you are really bad he carries you off in a basket on his back. I hope all of you have been good this year. If you haven't have fun with Krampus!
Here's the link to this wonderful Krampus.