I love the idea of the equalizer for those of us who have not been able to keep it nice all year. If I had known about this celebration when Shelley was a youngster, I'm sure I would have tortured her with tales of the Krampus coming to visit her. On second thought maybe it's a good idea that I came to this wondrous creature later in life.
GK, Shelley and I are always in for a little dark, murky, fiendish celebrations but the guys in this house. Uh, not so much. Sweet Man's heritage is Austrian/Native Amercian/Hispanic. He's the one with the very colorful array of boogie man tales in his DNA. So for him to deny his Krampus/Shapeshifter/La Llorna & El Cucuey roots is sad. (As Sheldon from BBT would say, "Hulk, sad.) Yours truly has faeries, pixies, leprechauns and the only saving grace (tee hee) witches in my own heritage.
So we (the nasty girls) took up the art of inky celebrations. Unfortunately, we are not finished with our own dark, swarthy, switch toting, chain carrying, children snatching effigies at this time, so here are a few of the bazillion pins from my Pinterest board of this marvelous creepy hulk.
Gotta get back to making the shopping list for all of the thousands of truffles of every flavor that Ms. Shelley is making for her office mates. Rum balls, Oreo truffles, Lemon, Orange, Lavender truffles, Gingerbread cheesecake balls, Peppermint Schnapps, Firewater, Baileys, Kahlua, Mexican Chocolate, Chocolate covered cherries, Pumpkin, Funfetti, Brownie, Red Velvet and Spice cake mix truffles, just to name the ones I can remember.
Needless to say, we'll be up to our eyeballs in rolling balls this week.
What have you got planned to do for the upcoming frivolities???????????