Thinking ahead here (because I always forget it’s almost Advent until it IS Advent…)
Here are links to previous St Nicholas Day posts, but our tradition usually includes placing one shoe by the fire the night before, which I “fill” with a Christmas ornament and a homemade gift. We have also given them chocolate-gold coins to represent St Nicholas’s gifts, but usually I forget that. We read St Nicholas’ story and have a special breakfast.
I’m running out of time to knit each child a gift, and frankly, I’m totally intimidated by this, which I chose for J. So instead I’m going to go back to freezer paper stencil’ed shirts for each of the children.
We will also use St Nicholas Day to choose gifts from the Samaritan’s Purse catalog.
Do you have a St Nicholas Day tradition?