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This title is the beginning of a dutch Sinterklaas song that all children ( and grown ups know). Zie de maan schijnt door de bomen...
On december 5th we all celebrate Sinterklaas, a very special dutch festival, very different from Christmas or Santa Claus though I have heard that the name Santa Claus in fact goes back to our Sinterklaas...
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baba49 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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sed Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012
Has me thinking Christmas!!! :iconcip16:
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theaver Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2012
Thanks! :D
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karlajkitty Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Nice - lovely design!
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theaver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Thank you Karla! :D
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coby01 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
echt iets voor de Sinterklaastijd,mooi gedaan:thumbsup:
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theaver Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2012
Dank je, ik vond hem ook wel lekker sinterklazig..;)
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ja, ik vind deze zo sprekend Sinterklaas!!
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theaver Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Grappig he, dat was helemaal mijn intentie niet maar opeens bedacht ik dat een maan erachter wel leuk zou zijn dus : Zie de maan schijnt door de bomen...:)
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Gerda1946 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Leuk he!!
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
wonderful!
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theaver Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012
Thsnk you! :D
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fraterchaos Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my pleasure :)
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nic022 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Excellent
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theaver Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Thank you! :D
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CopperColour Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
A winter fractal. :)

In the north-east of France, where I live, the feast of Saint Nicholas is celebrated on 6th december and is for children, like yours.
All the these names are related.
St.Nick was another name for Father Christmas I think in the USA.
The real St. Nicholas was a Greek who had nothing to do with our countries. :) [link]
You probably know this. :)
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theaver Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Yes I know that it is also in other countries but always a bit different, which is quite interesting. Like we have black Peters helping Sinterklaas and I think that is someone else in other countries. But here it is also for grown ups, you make a present for someone also to tease him or her, like when someone is always late maybe you make him a giant clock of cardboard, and with it you have to make a funny poem, rhyme. Nowadays many people think that is too much work and have gone to celebrating Christmas with presents that are just beautifully wrapped up...but not funny. But fortunately most people stick to the old ways..also schools etc..
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CopperColour Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Yes, in France there is a nasty man called the Père Fouettard ( "whipping father") who comes with St. Nicholas with a whip for naughty children. He doesn't touch them but it's not really very pleasant. Still there is a parade in town and the "saint" throws sweets to the children along the road.
Some time ago, presents were only for this feast here in this region, but then habits from the USA came and people give both then and at Christmas.

Usually the French exchange greetings and best wishes for the New Year.

I think people spend far too much on all this.
Having fun is good, as you say, but people are expected to pay a lot for expensive gifts for their families and it's often difficult.

:)
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theaver Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
True, I think so too. But in many families for Sinterklaas one only has to make one present, you draw for whom nd then you make something nice with poem. This is really stimulating creativity and it does not have to cost much. :D
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CopperColour Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
That sounds nice. :)
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