Thursday, December 6, 2007

Black Pete..Naughty or Nice????


A sinister assistant called Black Pete proceeded Sinterklaas in the Holland tradition to seek out the naughty boys and girls who would not receive gifts. Black Pete, to the delight of all the American children, was left behind in Holland by Sinterklaas. By the late 1600s and through out the 1700s Sinterklaas would be known as Sancte Clause who would arrive on Christmas eve, December 24.
It was not until the 1800s that the Santa as we know him today started to emerge. Writers and artist depicted a lovable jolly fellow, small in size with a giving heart. On Christmas eve he would ride in a magnificent sleigh pulled by eight reindeer over the treetops and roofs. He dropped gifts down the chimneys of good boys and girls.

13 comments:

Tania said...

Thanks for the information! Lovely images!

DymphieM said...

What a great story, thanks :)

johanna said...

thanks for the info and i especially love pic # 3!

ilonka said...

thank you for this wonderful story!!!
wish you a joyful advent time!

Belinda said...

love the images and thank you for sharing the sinterklaas story!

paru's_circle said...

the music you have selected really puts us all in the mood!!
thanks for being part of a WONDEFUL DAY!!!

Viola said...

Lovely images!
Have a nice time!

Jeri Aaron said...

I adore the music - thanks for sharing!! http://artfulgathering.com

stamp and scrape said...

How delightful - the music, images and story. Thanks for making it special - enjoy your day.
Ros

Barbara said...

Terrific music and great pictures! This is so much fun!

ArtKat said...

Delightful images, thanks for sharing! :)

BeX said...

This was very interesting to read and I loved the images! Thanks for sharing! :D

Marcela said...

Hi
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.This is s lovely blog!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!
Hugs
Marcela