Thursday, July 1, 2010

What the. . .?

Look, everyone!  It's a rare photo of Joulu-Nauha-Keijukainen-- the Finnish elf of Christmas ribbons!

As every Finnish child knows, she sneaks into homes around the holiday season, swiping the ribbon trimmings from unguarded gifts.  It is thought that she uses the ribbons to line her nest and to make wigs to cover her pitifully thin hair.  (Hey, not even an elf wants to wear a bee-stripe hood all the time!)

. . .Or maybe not.  But it's at least as plausible as the idea that real people ever wore such things. 

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