Our family celebrates the saint, Nicholas, on his feast day of December 6. Well, actually we celebrate more on December 5, the eve of his feast.
Yesterday, St. Nicholas appeared on our nature table, as well as a postcard of him.
We also had a special, although simple, dinner of broccoli soup and buttermilk biscuits by candlelight.
Following dinner, we read a few books about St. Nicholas and discussed why he was famous, why he became a saint and what his folklore can teach us about his faith.
And then, of course, the children placed their shoes by the front door for their St. Nicholas Day gifts.
We celebrate St. Nicholas day following the traditional placing of the shoes by the door and following European tradition, their shoes are filled the following morning with a small orange, a peppermint stick and a couple of gold coins (chocolate-filled, of course!)
Do you celebrate St. Nicholas Day? How does your celebration manifest itself?