In some shires from high mountains in the west of Galicia, Courel, Lóuçara and in Cebreiro, still remains the tradition of The Apalpador, a giant who worked as coal miner. During Christmas he comes down from mountains where he lives into the villages. He visits the children and checks to make sure they have full bellies. He makes sure that they are all well fed and wishes them a year filled with delicious food. He gives all of them handfuls of chestnuts to remember his visit and then returns to the mountains until next year. Miista founder and designer Laura Villasenin grew up in the town of Ordes in Galicia, in the Northwest of Spain. One of the many traditions she grew up with included that of The Apalpador, a friendly giant who lives high up in the mountains. Every year at Christmas time he comes down to the surrounding villages and feels all the children's tummies to make sure that they are not hungry. He travels with sweets and chestnuts to feed any hungry children he comes across. Facebook, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org! Happy Holidays everyone!