Before I started researching this post, I didn’t realize that the traditional Yule log that one puts in a fireplace is also known as a Yule CLOG. But today I want to talk about the clogs that are Dutch wooden shoes.

On the evening of December 5th, the Dutch celebrate St. Nicholas Day, and customarily fill children’s shoes with candy or small gifts.

This made me think that Dutch wooden clogs would make a nice (though somewhat expensive) alternative to Christmas stockings, a lovely decoration, or they could make a really unique gift, or unusual gift wrap. For a really special gift, buy unfinished wooden clogs and paint them yourself. The best ones I could find are here (I’m not an affiliate).

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