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Topic: St. Nikolaus Day goody sack  (Read 1105 times)
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« on: December 22, 2006 03:39:25 PM »

So in Austria (where my mum is from), they celebrate St. Nikolaus Day on Dec 6th. St Nick is basically a trimmer, fitter version of Santa who wanders the snowy Alps (no sleigh, the man WALKS) bringing little treats to kids (Baby Jesus brings the kids presents on Christmas Eve, I personally think St. Nick takes a long holiday over Christmas in a tropical clime to recoup from his long trek).


Traditionally, the goodies include oranges, nuts, and sometimes chocolates or little toys. So for my sister, I decided to knit her a little drawstring bag out of some of my handspun and fill it with stuff! (And she LOVED it!)

Here is the bag all by its lonesome:

And with its contents...


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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2006 03:49:31 PM »

wow that's really interesting! the bag is really cool too!

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« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2006 05:07:03 AM »

Aaawwwww. What a cute bag full of goodies. I just watched a documentary about the original St Nikolaus tonight. I love hearing about variations in christmas traditions from around the world.  Kiss
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2006 09:12:24 AM »

Great Bag, and cool idea

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