December 6, 2011

St. Nicholas Day

December 6 is St. Nicholas Day. When I was little we lived in Germany. My mom had us put our boots outside the night before. When we woke up, she'd have it filled with small treats.

Sometimes, I remember in time to celebrate the holiday with my kids as well. Some years the date gets away from me. Some years I'm more organized and have specific gifts for them: chocolate coins, craft supplies for them to make gifts with, and a toy to play with. Then there are years like this one, where my plans fall through (my package doesn't come in the mail on time) and I improvise.

The kids are happy, whatever the year brings.


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