Have you already put your shoe outside your bedroom door to get a gift tonight from St Nick?
Well, he is coming tonight!!!
Do you know that on December 6th
Saint Nicholas day is being celebrated?
[He was a real person, by the way, (a Christian Saint who had the reputation for secret gift-giving such as putting coins in the shoes)]
and the tradition wants that children put their shoes outside their bedrooms or by their beds, on the night of Dec 5th, and on the next morning on the 6th they will find their shoes filled with gifts and sweets...\
Our American Santa Claus derives from this European legend, and the shoe became stockings/socks, they are placed on fireplaces instead at the entrance of the bedrooms and he comes on the night of the 24, instead of on the 6th...
And the American Santa Claus is more "chubby" than the European images of St Nick that we can find in Europe.
My Tag uses one of the the most Known images of Santa Claus, and the soft drink "Coca Cola" helped spread even more this image through advertising!
In Europe this tradition on the 6th is very much alive, I remember while I was living in France, to celebrate this holiday by going to my favorite pastry shops and getting breads and chocolates with his shape!
Nowadays, here in the USA, I still celebrate this day....
at one of the catholic schools that I teach, all the children set their shoes at the entrance of the classroom door in the hallway and of course St Nick come during class time :) and fill their shoes..
I did not have any "shoes" to embellish my tag but I had these cowbow booties!
I enjoy so much this tradition that I do it too right here at home...
Tonight, I will place a small token on my husband's shoes, and tomorrow morning he will find his "surprise".
Even after all these years being married I still surprised him every year, as he did not grew up with this tradition and he forgets year after year :) ..let's see if this year he will remember :)
I bet he will not!
Hoping that he will not read this post he he he !
I wanted to thank the people who have agreed already to send a small card to Anthony, (who is very ill) the son of Claudine from "Les Créas de Claudine".
I mentioned this on my last post, and if you want to read my request, and the story behind read THIS POST!
Thank you very much for your visit
Wishing you a merry spirit for these days,
maybe surprise somebody at home tonight
celebrating St Nick's visit,
maybe place some coins or a small bill!
I'll bet the person getting it will be very happy!
this day does not need to be only for children!!!
Focus on your present, let go useless "holiday" anxieties
and for the faithful take a moment to remember
why we are celebrating Christmas!...
Lots of hugs,