December 6th is special: It’s Finland’s birthday, this year the 99th. And it’s St. Nicholas Day in most of the rest of Europe. St. Nicholas’ big advantage over Santa Claus is that he can be nasty. He even has a special assistant to carry out the dirty work – Ruprecht or Krampus – depending on where you live. The assistant may use a stick, throw ashes or even put you in a sack if your CV is bad. On the other hand, if you have a good CV one of your boots might get filled with sweets over night. Any boot will do, of course the bigger the better. But in Switzerland it should definitely be a Walder boot, because with Walder boots Ruprecht and Krampus are out of the game, and instead friendly Mister K Informal und reliable Futura are in the game.