Käthe Wohlfahrt Blog

Why are boots placed outside the front door on St. Nicholas’ Day?

It’s almost that time of year again: children place their boots outside the front door full of anticipation and are over the moon the next day when they see the …

How long should the Christmas decorations be left up?

Every single year when the Christmas decorations are brought down from the loft or up from the basement and lovingly put up all around the house it is a wonderful …

How are the nativity figures set up properly?

In many families the nativity scene is an essential component of their Christmas decorations every year. Once Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus are lovingly set up in their stable, Christmas …

Why do we actually celebrate Christmas?

In many families it is the highlight of the year when everyone gathers around the elaborately decorated tree and the room is bathed in festive lighting; children’s eyes light up …

How to decorate a Christmas tree

It has symbolised Christmas and Christmas Eve in Christian culture since time immemorial: the Christmas tree. When it is festively decorated, it brightens up rooms where families gather to celebrate …

Why do Christmas pyramids turn?

It is impossible to imagine living rooms and lounges at Christmas without Christmas pyramids now. For many they are the epitome of the Christmas and Advent period and it is …