Krampus Isn't So Scary After All

And he's raising money for children's charities.
Participants dressed as the Krampus creature
Photo credit Sean Gallup / Staff

We've all heard of Krampus by now. Coming from a mostly Irish family (with a little bit of Slovakian mixed in), I had never heard of Krampus until I met my husband, who is of German descent. And while he might seem like a terrifying creature, he really isn't so bad! I guess you can't judge a book by its cover, right?

Krampus (and the Ohio Krampus Society) actually help raise money various charities and non-profits, with this year's focus being on inclusivity and representation for children who are disabled with thanks to Piper's Keys. I guess could say Krampus is scary...good at helping others.