Friday, December 2, 2011

St. Nicholas Day Traditions

December 6th marks the feast of Jolly Old Saint Nicholas. St. Nick visits our home the eve of Dec 6th and fills our stockings with goodies, chocolate coins, [and sometimes reindeer poop (chocolate covered raisins) or coal]. It's much more linked with the original story of St. Nick who filled the stockings of 3 girls with coins. We do this on his feast day rather than Santa on Christmas Eve - a day to celebrate Jesus' Birthday.

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In the past, we've had one special chair that we all take a picture in, holding our stockings. It's fun to watch the babies outgrow the stocking! We've also set up a Jesse Tea Party to read bible stories with themed food. And of course the Christmas Tree and Advent Wreath are all ready the weekend after Thanksgiving.

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We will also enjoy a cup of hot cocoa and candy canes while we watch Veggie Tales' St. Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving. Amongst other winter and Christmas movies in our DVD collection and Netflix instant que! We may also color advent sheets from Holy Heroes Advent Adventure.

 

>>My other posts about St. Nick as well as Advent and Christmas

 

>>Catholic Icing's St. Nicholas Traditions

1 comment:

  1. Hi Melissa,
    I love your sweet stockings! Did you make them? And what a fun table setting for your kids to celebrate the Advent Season!

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