Where St. Nicholas is prominent, his day, not Christmas, is the primary gift giving day. Shoes or stockings left for St. Nicholas to fill during the night. Children will find treats of small gifts, fruit or nuts, and special Nicholas candies and cookies. St. Nicholas gifts are meant to be shared, not hoarded for oneself.
So we shared this tradition with Sophie today! She was kind of confused as to where he "purple kitchen" was that she is hoping that Santa brings her. We just told her that St. Nick is one of Santa's helpers and that we are going to visit Santa today!
He packed the stockings extra tight!
A special note from St. Nicholas
Eager to dig in and see what he brought.
Sticks and coal...Think these were misplaced and supposed to be in Poppa's stocking :-)
Last year, St. Nick somehow managed to find us over the Pacific too!