Friday, December 6, 2013

Happy St. Nicholas's Day

Last night, the kids made the production of getting a shoe out and, when I got up this morning, a big kid had slipped his in for jolly old St. Nick, too! We've celebrated this tradition since Bobby and Maya's first Dec 6th, and it kicks off our Advent and Christmas season. The kids get candy (&, in Michael s case, a Baby MumMum); on Solstice, we will make food ornaments for animals and hang them outside and the kids will get a gift of winter (usually hats, gloves, etc, but this year, I'm thinking sweaters). On Christmas Eve, they get a gift at my in-laws and on Christmas , a gift at home (this year, they will be giving something to each other as well). We will end the whirlwind of a month with Three Kings Day, and our annual party. (The Kings usually give the kids books....just be a librarian among them!)

From our home to yours, a happy feast of St Nicholas and may our sweet saint and oldest son watch over you and, especially, your little ones.


sunflowerchilde said...

We always did St. Nicholas day when I was a kid. We would put a pair of shoes right outside our door, and we'd receive a present, I guess it was usually a toy. One year my parents put sticks and stones in our shoes because they said we weren't good, but we ended up just playing with the sticks and stones. I thought about doing it this year, now that the kids are old enough to appreciate it, but I forgot. Oops. To me, it seems like a good opportunity for a small Christmas gift that would otherwise go unnoticed on Christmas Day. Glad to hear all is well!

Joanna said...

We've always celebrated St. Nick's day, but the gift is left by your pillow. This year, I'm not feeling well and I missed it. Better luck next year!!!