Monday, December 13, 2010

Krampus on the tree!

I got really fascinated by the Christmas myth of Krampus, so I had to make a decoration for our tree! Supposedly he originated in Austria. He accompanies Saint Nick on his rounds and scares the kids who have been bad. Apparently there are huge gatherings of people who dress up as Krampus every year. There's even a gathering in Portland, but I missed it. Something about Santa Claus hanging out with a scary monster is really amazing to me. If you google image him, you'll find all kinds of crazy renditions. Save a place for Krampus on your tree!