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    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...

    What I would get from Saint Nicholas as a child: chocolate, oranges... Nothing fancy. Still it was magical.

    Saint Nicholas cards and coloring page, use these and then explain WHY he did what he did

    Musings on Saint Nicholas or How to Play Saint Nicholas by Christine Natale, an experienced Waldorf kindergarten teacher

    Old world St. Nick, when trees were manageable. :-) I wanted a blueish image this Christmas (2012)

    This image is Free To Use as per the artist.

    Russian Decorations I brought these home from Russia too , so beautiful

    St. Nicholas Day #syracusediocese #Advent In the eve of Dec 6th, children clean their boots and put it near the entryway, for Saint Nicholas to find it and fill it with gifts.

    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. ♥