Happy St. Nicholas Day! One of my favorite holidays of the year, and when the Christmas season really and truly begins to start! This is particular was a nice one, since I had treats from friends waiting for me, and I got out all my sweet little St. Nicholas things (my mama cross stitched the St. Nick sampler, and my sweet friend Winnie sent me the dutch clogs from her trip to Holland a while back!)
Recently I saw this adorable little St. Nicholas doll from Shining Light Dolls and I knew…I had to make him mine! When its not St. Nicholas Day he will live with my best tea cups and the clogs and dala horses in my china cabinet. The doll comes with a prayer card and info about the saint— they have a wide variety of dolls, including several international Madonnas.
Well, its another cold gray here today, but all the pretty Christmas things and music have me feeling festive. Tomorrow is the St. Nicholas Day festival at our church, and there’s also Lessons and Carols. We’ll also take part in Las Posadas and a living nativity later on in the month. It’s my hope that the things we do to celebrate the season will be the meaningful things— the rest I can do without! I don’t remember where I heard it, but the saying “saying no to one thing means saying yes to another.”
We might say ‘no’ to some activities, but that just means we’re deciding to spend our time and effort on something else. That ‘something else’ might be knitting in bed with hot chocolate, but hey– to me that’s time well spent 😉
Wishing you a wonderful weekend full of simple things that make you happy—
Til next time
PS– Don’t forget YOU are invited to join me in celebrating St. Lucia Day with a blog procession on Dec. 13! All you’ll need to do to take part is create a blog post somehow tying into St. Lucia or Scandinavian Christmas, then come here and add your post web address to the list I will provide! Cant wait to celebrate with you!