Blessed Saint Nicholas’ Day!

6 Dec

For various reasons, our household does not do Santa Claus.  Instead, we celebrate Saint Nicholas, Bishop of Myra. ( You can read about him by clicking on his name.)  Last night Adeline put out her tennis shoe with a carrot in it for Saint Nicholas’ donkey.

Then she went to sleep.

When she woke up she found a puzzle, some coins for her piggy bank, and The Glorious Impossible by Madeline L’Engle.

And she got a beautiful, beautiful book from a very dear friend.

Mama also got a gift from Papa in the spirit of St. Nicholas (and because I guessed my Christmas present…)  It is an icon of my patron saint, St. Mary of Egypt…I’ve been eying it for some time and was so pleased when he delivered it to me!

What a wonderful day!   As Adeline gets older, we will add traditions – telling her his story, asking her to give to others as he gave, etc.  I hope that you all will consider celebrating this day next year.  The link above (click on St. Nicholas’ name), has a ton of wonderful ideas on how to celebrate and also explanations for the tradition.  Blessed St. Nicholas’ Day!


3 Responses to “Blessed Saint Nicholas’ Day!”

  1. Ashley December 7, 2009 at 1:44 am #

    Love it!

  2. debd December 8, 2009 at 5:04 pm #

    Joyous Feast of St. Nicholas. I’ve come over from your husband’s blog (been doing some wandering on the blogoshere today).

    We’ve never celebrated Santa Claus either and its never been an issue.

  3. Kaitlyn December 10, 2009 at 12:01 pm #

    Kaia has those jammies too!! I love them…especially the “monkey toes”!!

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