St. Nicholas Day
December 06, 2010
Every December 5th, children around the world set a shoe outside their bedroom door in hopes that St. Nicholas will fill their shoe with candy and toys, not switches or coal. Growing up as an Army brat in Germany, I remember celebrating this holiday tradition each year. If we were good, we would get candy, fruits, or toys. If we were bad, we would get switches or coal. Most years, we received a switch with toys and candy on it (after all what child can be good ALL year long?). It is a reminder that Santa Claus is real, and his name is St. Nicholas.
If you are curious about his story, check out on of our books on St. Nicholas.
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