Xmas 2017

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I didn’t grow up with Krampus, but kind of wish I had. What says “Merry Christmas” quite like a giant hairy demon with a pendulous tongue shaking chains, abducting children and lashing people with birch branches?

2 Comments on “Xmas 2017”

  1. Turn these into xmas greeting cards, and I will buy and send them!

  2. […] Krampus is a character from the folklore of the Tyrolean region of Europe — a long tongued devil who assists Saint Nicholas — where the Saint rewards the good kids, Krampus carries off the bad ones. Krampus also enjoys shaking chains, beating kids with switches and doing God knows what with that unspeakable tongue. In the past, some people sent “Krampus cards” to friends and family around Saint Nicholas’ feast day (December 6th). Today people are bringing the Krampus card tradition back — there are dozens of different designs of Krampus cards for sale on sites like Etsy.  And I’ve started making my own (this year’s design, in which Krampus looks a little cross-eyed, is reproduced above. Last years design can be seen here.). […]

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