St. Nicholas Day - December 6. "Three pairs of wooden shoes...notice the delicate carving marks.... beautiful ribbons of gingham....simple gifts....oranges represent the sweetness of our spirits, golden coins represent giving to each other. A new ornament in memory of this year's celebration sits in each child's shoe. A large pine cone to roll in peanut butter and seed...for the birds." Pinned by www.mygrowingtrad...
The Christian Saint Nicholas Saint Nicholas of Myra is the primary inspiration for the Christian figure of Sinterklaas. He was a 4th century Greek Christian bishop of Myra (now Demre) in Lycia, a province of the Byzantine Anatolia, now in Turkey. Nicholas was famous for his generous gifts to the poor
This reminds me so much of my Dutch Grandmother. Every Christmas, along with gifts, she gives the grandchildren gold chocolate coins, and a pomegranate to break open and share. Not to mention the fact that she and my Grandfather each have a pair of Dutch shoes they bought in Holland that sit side by side in front of their fireplace. ♥