The Winterman is dressed in a glistening snowy white coat and carries a freshly cut evergreen tree. In traditional times, the tree was often cut just days before Christmas, assuring its freshness throughout the holiday season. The Winterman brings holly and pine cones to decorate the Christmas home and carries toys and packages. On his staff hangs a beautiful brass lantern to guide him in his travels. The crystal snow sparkles and glitters as The Winterman journeys through the land.