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One For Fun
December 5, 2012 - Jen Zbozny
Growing up, we celebrated St. Nicholas day on December 6. The history of St. Nicholas is related to the current idea of Santa Claus and the Feast of St. Nicholas is celebrated in many countries. It adds a thrilling little surprise to your Christmas merriment, if you're inclined to incorporate it into your tradition. Here's what we'll do to:
Tonight's before bedtime, we'll leave a pair of our shoes on the front porch for St. Nick to visit. Magically, in the morning, if we've been good, St. Nick will have left us a treat (an orange, and some nuts are a must for us as its part of our German heritage), and a small gift.
For me as a little girl, the most fun part was leaving out my shoes. It just seemed like a wacky, old-world thing to do and I loved it for that reason.
If you do it too, just remember not to leave out a pair you want to wear to work in the morning - they can get cold over night!
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