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Friday, December 2, 2011

St. Nicholas Day

Although we don't celebrate Santa Claus one day we love celebrating is St. Nicholas day. His feast day is December 6, but we always celebrate the Saturday morning before so daddy can participate too! Tonight the kids and daddy put one boot out by the front door. By morning the boots are filled with trinkets and gold coins. The story was that Nicholas gave all he had to the poor and needy. His humbleness kept him from wanting to be discovered so the gold and the food he would slip in to the shoes of needy children. We celebrate the life and virtue of this saint in hopes of teaching the kids an attitude of selfLESSness and humility. We have been doing this for almost ten years now and it is one of my favorite traditions.

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