Sunday, December 6, 2009

MIette Advent Calendar Day 6: St. Nicholas in all his Sartorial Splendor

From Miette

Neither the Miette shops nor the Miette blog have any religious affiliation, but when we come across the best-dressed Santa variation we've ever seen, how can we resist? Along with the shamans of far-far-north Europe, St. Nicholas was the inspiration for our Santa Claus. He had a reputation for secret gift-giving, and anonymous gifts to the poor, and was sometimes known as Nicholas the Wonderworker. The Wonderworker! You couldn't really hope for a better nickname. Even though we love secret gift-giving, helping the less-fortunate, and anyone who protects children & students (especially now during finals!), the real reason we fell for St. Nicholas is his amazing outfit. Who else would dare to dress in pink? Just look at the little scallops, and the fuzzy mittens! We suspect St. Nick may also be the patron saint of Miettegirls.

December 6th: Milk Chocolate St. Nicholas
Availability: Ferry Building, Octavia, Chestnut
Price: $5
Notes: Made in Germany

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