Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > People Photos

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 9, 2003, 9:17 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Klaus DK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 2,216
Default

Bcoultry.

The danish santa is similar to the american. That was what I meant! Not the dutch!
Klaus DK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2003, 2:52 AM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 37
Default

I was lucky enough to travel to Switzerland recently. I noticed there that Santas do not use the chimney but they climb the windows. That explains the slender looking Santa in the picture. He must work out.

YDanusas
www.pbase.com/booster286

YDanusas is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2003, 10:38 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Posts: 5,803
Default

Great thread! Really interesting stuff here.

I don't have kids, but it sure sounds like I'd perfer Sinterklaas to hold on. Sounds like a lot of fun.

Eric
eric s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 23, 2003, 12:11 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 386
Default

Frank, you forgot some essential details about Sinter Klaas ;-)
Traditional indeed kids put 3 weeks ahead of 5 dec. every night their shoe in front of the heater/stove an sing. Some kids have a agreement with thier parents when they may place their shoe out and sing.

But best of all is the supprise packaging and rhymes that should be with the gift. Don't mistake Klaas for Claus. While Claus is all about giving and getting, Klaas is also a creative dude with a nice touch of criticism. If you behaved bad in a year, the story goes you will be put in a bag by Piet and taken with them to Spain to be grainded to drop (liquorice). More grown up kids/adults who participate in Sinter Klaas kadootjes are free to write gift poetry with hints to somebodys bad behaving.

Because Sint knows you like to spend
on glass batteries and cases
He tought to give you a hand
so you can shop in many places.

To disguise the gift or tease the person who receives more the gift can be wrapped in mud and newspapers upto real elaborate art pieces.

The example poem $5 photo store rebate coupon could end up looking llike a serious movie cam..
Mathilde uP is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2003, 12:24 AM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 172
Default

Wonderful... Thank you for the pictures and information from our original homelands..
M. Haner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 24, 2003, 10:11 AM   #16
Moderator
 
Frank Doorhof's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 2,320
Default

Sorry Mathilde, I was going to so much I forgot .

Greetings,
Frank
Frank Doorhof is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 3:00 PM.