So what's the difference between Sinterklaas and Santa Clause?
|Transportation:||Reindeer-drawn sleigh that can fly||Steamer called Pakjesboot 12 and a Gray horse called Amerigo that can walk over rooftops and make great leaps through the air|
|Gifts:||Made in Santa's toy factory with the help of elves||Bought in stores, wrapped by Zwarte Pieten, the helpers|
|Punishment:||Lenient; leaves only coal to children who have been naughty||Strict; Sinterklaas sogs suggest that children who have been naughty are beaten with small branches or taken to Spain to be Zwarte Pieten|
|Family:||Mrs. Claus||No family|
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Frankly I like them both! But buying gifts two times in one month would be a little bit expensive so ... hence the choice for Sinterklaas in our regions :-)
A nice online shop and another one that offer felt Sinterklaas decorations. And on googling some more I've found an even bigger store. Oh soooo many lovely things to discover ... !!! Guess what I'll be doing next year? ;-)
Have a nice "Sinterklaas" or - for the ones that want to wait a little bit longer - "Santa Clause" :-)!!!