Happy Saint Nicholas Day!~

 
  Happy St. Nicholas day to you, my friends! I hope you find an unexpected treasure or treat today in the spirit of the day! For many, St. Nicholas Day is one of the first festivities of the Christmas season, just after the first Sunday of Advent. We had our St. Nicholas Festival at my church on Sunday, and my painting of St. Nicholas (now available as a print!) was donated to the parish. 

   There are many, many ways to celebrate St. Nicholas day (you can find some ideas HERE) but our church celebrates with stories and songs about him and his adventures (He saves poor young women! Rescues children! Saves ships and sailors! Is imprisoned and then set free by the Emperor! He really got around 😉 ) Then later, lo and behold, “St. Nicholas” shows up and passes out goodies to the kids.

 Happy St. Nicholas Day!~
~H

6 thoughts on “Happy Saint Nicholas Day!~

  1. Yeah! Looks like fun. I need to read about these stories. I have opted not to take Zoey to the \”mall Santa\” craziness, but I would like to tell her the real st Nick stories someday.

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  2. Hi Heather! I just love this traditional depiction of St. Nicholas as a saint. It's so nice to show kids (and grown ups too!) the very real beginnings of their traditions!

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  3. What a lovely tradition to celebrate in your Parish. As I come from a Dutch heritage, St. Nicholas Day is always observed in our household, with my \”kloppen\” being filled with fruit, nuts, and sweet treats.Wishing you a joyful holiday Heather!Warmly, Judy

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