09 December 2008

St. Nicholas Day

This past Saturday, December 6, was the beautiful feast of St. Nicholas. Traditionally, children set out their shoes by the fireplace on the eve of St. Nicholas' feast day. They awaken in the morning to a shoe full of surprises!!
Our family loves this tradition and looks forward to it each year. Elijah, Callan, and Aedan sat out their shoes by the fireplace Friday night. Saturday morning, they awoke to see that St. Nicholas had put a candy cane in each shoe, along with a Christmas book and pajamas next to it. As they ate their candy canes (with the exception of Aedan who has no teeth), we read each one of the books together. It was a heartwarming celebration!!!

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