I was doing a little reading about Santa Claus and the traditions we celebrate…yes, I am a dork and apparently a pagan.
I came across the tradition of St. Nicholas and learned how in some countries in Europe it is the main gift-giving day so Christ and his birth can be the focus of Christmas day.
So Saturday night we put our shoes out for St Nicholas (you are supposed to put them outside, but I decided by the front door was good enough).
And on Sunday morning we woke up with our shoes full of little gifts.
And a familiar little elf.
Who knew he works for saints too.
I don’t think St. Nicholas day will replace Christmas for gift-giving, but it was fun to celebrate.
I was informed by a friend, via facebook, who is from Germany that I celebrated it a day early. I will have to remember that for next year.