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ORN Cardinal Disc
  

ORN Cardinal Disc

$18.00

Vintage-inspired Belsnickle figure dressed in cream, carrying a bundle of switches and a basket of greens. This Santa-like figure measures 18".
Belsnickel was a popular Christmas character developed around the Middle Ages in European countries. Germany was known to have both happy and grim gift-bringers, and the Belsnickel was the very grim one. He was not only feared but also got children to behave nicely through the year so that they could receive gifts during Christmas. Belsnickel is the first character in the history of Christmas characters who clearly distinguished between good children and bad children, unlike Santa Claus who presented gifts to those whose names were on the famous 'Santa's list'.


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Item # 043700
 
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