Monthly Archives: January 2017

There is a very famous myth that naughty children will receive coal instead of presents from Father Christmas. In fact, this myth has several origins that may explain it’s existence. With variations between each story, each country has its own unique way of explain the lore of receiving coal in a stocking at Christmas… Sicily An origin story from Italy explains the story of La Befana, a witch who deliver presents as an alternative to Santa Claus. The story goes that when Jesus was born, La Befana saw a star in the sky and gathered presents to give to the baby- however she couldn’t find the stable. Every year she … Readmore