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TREASURED HEIRLOOMS YOUR FAMILY WILL CHERISH FOR GENERATIONS

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Forest Belsnickel Santa Ornament by Inge Glas in Neustadt bei Coburg

SKU
C0670
$18.00

Availability: Out of stock

The Belznickel traces his roots back to the Protestant Reformation. Children were given presents for good behavior and also were punished for poor behavior. Dressed in a long, dark colored coat, and flowing white beard, Belznickel visited every home on Christmas Eve. He would talk to children about their behavior and ask them to recall a poem or Bible verse. To good children, he appeared very kind; however, the naughty children were afraid of him because he knew which ones misbehaved. He always brought with him a bag of treats and switches. At the end of his visit, he would toss the candy and nuts on the floor. As the children bent over to pick up the treats, he would pull out his switch and spank the naughty children.

Mouth blown and hand painted by Inge Glas in Neustadt bei Coburg, this ornament is approximately 4" tall.
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