Weihnachtswichtel und Nikolaus
These little Christmas creatures my mom and I made for the local winter market. They were sold out very quickly, and the money will be donated to a children's home and care center in the vicinity.
I really enjoyed making these. The one with the beard is a Nikolaus, who brings lots of sweets, apples, nuts and candy to good German children on Dec 6th (sometimes 5th), and the other guy is a "Wichtel", something like a little friendly imp that helps Santa Claus or the "Christkind" deliver the presents or prepare for Christmas in general.
They both sit in front of a mini advent calendar with little holiday pictures behind the doors.
Check out the links to Wikipedia if you are interested in German Christmas tradition and gift bringers :)