Sunday, December 6, 2009

ST NICHOLAS DAY

Happy St. Nicholas Day! This is also the second Sunday in Advent. Boy, December is whizzing by at an alarming rate.

When my girls were young and still at home, we would celebrate St Nicholas day by reading the story of his life and exchanging small gifts of remembrance. I always felt it was important for them to know there was a REAL Christian person behind the secular Santa Claus. He was a bishop in the 4th century in what is now Turkey. It's a very interesting life story if you want to read further about him here.





I hope all your Christmas preparations are coming along nicely. Hopefully I'll have some decorations to show tomorrow. Take a deep breath! Nerm

3 comments:

❦TattingChic said...

That is a lovely tradition that you had with your girls, Nerm! :)

Jamie said...

So nice that you celebrated with your daughters, I'm sure they still remember it today!

We never did it growing up, I never even heard of St Nicholas and his true story until I was an adult...except for the song, Ol' St Nick....

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Hope you feel better. It is nice to look back at Christmas past and think of good family memories.

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