I bought these in the 1990s in Florida, the sunshine state, being from the UK it seemed so wrong buying Christmas things in semi tropical heat! These skinny santas only see light of day for a couple of weeks a year so it's nice to give them a little outing out of their season.
On a trip to Barcelona, a few years ago, I wanted a souvenir to remind me of the visit. After looking around the Sagrada Familia and exiting through the gift shop I saw the earrings and knew they fitted my memento criteria. The earrings remind me of the architecture and mosaics at the Parc Guell designed by Antonio Gaudi.