2015-11-25b wichtälä

Back to normal routine. After more than a few weeks, my colleague is back at work and the time, where I had to work also her shifts is finally over. Yippee. I am glad that she is doing well again, that she had also some holidays and is back as new.

So I had an afternoon off and some me-time. I used it to prepare the gifts “für’s wichtälä”. Wichtälä? You will asks what this means. The word “Wichtel” is German for a friendly little person (kobold size, but extremely friendly and helpfull) and wichtälä (acting like a Wichtel) is the Swiss-German verb that derives from it. It’s a custom or tradition, which you could probably compare most closely with something like Secret Santa.
I anonymously surprise at the beginning of the Advent season my co-workers in the office with a little something. This year it is my Pasta-Salt I mix by myself in decorated containers. Salt mixture picture I posted earlier this year: http://365project.org/mona65/365/2015-05-16

Such a sweet gift to give to your co-workers. And a beautiful capture with the beautiful decorated packaging. You are such a creative person in more ways than one. :) PS; I like the bokeh too.
posted November 25th, 2015  
That's a lovely gift and great capture of it too.
posted November 25th, 2015  
Looks beautiful Mona and thanks for sharing the custom with us. The things we learn on this site.
posted November 25th, 2015  
This is so cool! Beautiful gifts, beautiful design! And a very festive light-filled picture.
posted November 25th, 2015  
I love your custom and how you have photographed it too :)
posted November 25th, 2015  
Lovely capture of those beautiful gifts and your explanation of that delightful custom.
posted November 25th, 2015  
Kim
You have captured this beautifully, Mona, looks straight out of a gift catalog! Lucky coworkers to receive such a wonderful homemade gift.
posted November 25th, 2015  
Lovely and sweet ^_^
posted November 26th, 2015  
Wow, your gifts look so professional. Gorgeous shot, love the composition and the lighting is perfect.
posted November 26th, 2015  
Love it!! You are so creative!
posted November 26th, 2015  
So very pretty! I love the tones in this shot :)
posted November 26th, 2015  
Wonderful composition Mona, and I love the bokeh. Great image. I love your explanation of the gift and love the tradition!
posted November 26th, 2015  
lovely colors, bokeh, composition. Glad you get more photo time again
posted November 26th, 2015  
Oh this is so pretty, you are a great secret santa!
Great comp and lighting Mona!
posted November 27th, 2015  
The gifts themselves look so pretty, and the light and dof in your capture are magical, fav for me! Those Wichtels (oder Wichtelen?) sound delightful--I had not heard of them before, but am glad I know about them now! :)
posted November 27th, 2015  
@tristansmum Thank you Stephanie. Maybe you heard about Heinzelmännchen which are the friendly little people helping in the household, a Wichtel (sg/pl) is similar. I could not find a proper translation, as I think kobolds are sometimes mean. And a Wichtel never is.
posted November 27th, 2015  
Ha ha need some of them helping in the household. Reminded me of long long ago we had "spookvriendinne" ghost friends at work. This meant everybody in the office, who would like to take part, wrote their name on a piece of paper. The names were placed in a container. Everybody draw a name. Only you knew who your partner was for the month. You could place a flower or give anything you wish on her table without her knowing from who it came.
posted November 29th, 2015  
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