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Yuletide Shopping Guide – Krampus

I have decided to put together a Yuletide Shopping Guide as a spotlight of resources for DIYers, crafters and makers, as well as items that polytheists would enjoy seeing in their homes or under their tree this yuletide. All with the hope of both spreading some holiday cheer in a difficult year, but also to hopefully lift up some of the artisans in our midst too.

In parts of Europe the night of December 5th is when the Krampus makes his appearance, terrorizing naughty boys and girls. The morning after is known as Saint Nicholas Day, where many children wake up to little treats left out for them in their shoes. Since Saint Nicholas as gift giver appears to be a rebranding of Odin, my household has taken this day back and observes it as Oski’s Day.

Wild Hunt figures tie into the Santa Claus mythos (and you can read up on that more with Wyrd Dottir’s post), as do the hordes of creatures accompanying them like the Lussiferda, the Perchten, or the Krampus. So in honor of Krampusnacht which is this Friday, here’s a few goodies that are Krampus themed.

This image only spotlights a few of the items found in the links below.

Yuletide Shopping Guide – Cookie Cutters

I recently posted that because 2020 has been a challenging year I was putting together a Yuletide Shopping Guide with the intent to help artisan members of our community & to help spotlight items that support our religious devotions and practices. I know it’s early, but I wanted to go ahead and start spotlighting project materials that DIYers may want to use to make their own gifts this yuletide.

We’ll be starting off with some installments to help the bakers, crafters, and DIYers so that those who may want to create something for a yuletide gift can get their project materials before the holidays.  Today’s installment is for the bakers. The pandemic has had many of us returning to our kitchens, instead of eating out. With that shift, has come a huge explosion in baking, with kitchen spices being some of the most in demand items at many grocers. I think in times of stress we return to the comfort and warmth of our kitchens and hearths.


While these cookie cutters can be used to make edible sweet treats to appeal to the cookie monsters in your life, they can also be used for other purposes too like ornaments made out of polymer clay, or for applesauce and cinnamon ornaments used for the tree, in wreaths, garlands, and more.


BAKERLOGY

Bakerlogy offers an array of cookie cutters from symbols for Northern Tradition Polytheists, to Egyptian iconography that will appeal to Kemetics. There are also Celtic symbols and other links to the past: like the Venus of Willendorf, the Greenman, Cereberus. They also offer a range of other designs that are not sacred in origin too. All their cutters are made with dishwasher safe plastic, and can be purchased from either their main site, or their storefront on Etsy.

https://bakerlogy.com/collections/mythology

https://www.etsy.com/shop/Bakerlogy


RUNIC COOKIES

Like their eponymous name would suggest, Runic Cookies offers cookie cutters for the Norse runes, as well as mjollnir (Thor’s Hammer), and some Slavic symbols too. All their cutters are made from stainless steel. You can find them online at Etsy.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/RunicCookie


Coming Soon for our creative makers you can expect to find resources to a variety of fabrics, craft moulds, patterns, and more! After that, we’ll transition to finished goods ready for purchase. If there’s something you think I should spotlight, please contact me and let me know.