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September 2019



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Thanks to the flu and everything, I put my Christmas decoration boxes away only last week. So this still fits in a way: *g*
Some of the little Santa figures I'm kind of collecting.

I kind of took this over from my mother, who has a much larger collection of of even smaller Santa figures - the tiny one on the left is one of hers she gifted me. From then on, I have been gifted with some Santas over the years, and bought others myself; all quircky and funny in some way, or linked to a memory - not any Santa will do, of course! *g*
I have many more, but these are also some of my favourites. Only half visible is a tin hanger of a Santa bear, then the tiny one with the knubbly beard, Mrs. Santa done by my favourite Danish potter, that little grumpy guy brought from a trip to Sweden, like the one to the right. And the knitted one, a gift from my mother.
For me, Santa is also not linked with Christmas, for in my region of Germany at Christmas, there comes the Christ child and brings the presents. We also celebrate St. Nicholas Day on the 6th of December, where the guy in the red coat with the white beard comes and brings nuts, mandarines and sometimes small gifts (also chocolate nowadays), or beats naughty kids with birch rod.


They are so cute. My Mum would have loved them.
:o) Thanks!
Mandarins must be such a treat in the middle of winter!
Most citrus fruit here come from South Europe and North Africa, where it is seasonal, and so used to be mostly seasonal in Germany, too. Even today only lemons and lime are to be had all year round. You can find oranges in summer, but they are not very tasty and rather dry because they have been transported halfway around the world; and mandarines and clementines still are something strongly related to winter. For us who mostly buy organic veg and fruit it has become truly seasonal again, because there they are on offer really only when in season in Spain or Southern Italy. Personally, I love that because it's awesome to have some fruit that is limited to certain times of the year, like cherries and strawberries in summer, or plums in autumn.
How very cute!

- Erulisse (one L)
Aren't they lovely? I like the rather Viking looking one best, I think.
That's my favourite one, too!
They're fun. I like the two Swedish ones best, especially the 'grumpy guy' *g*
He's my favourite, too. :o)