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Celebrate St. Nicholas Day This Year!

A statue of Saint Nicholas in Myra, Turkey.

December 5 is Saint Nicholas’ Day.  He was the original Father Christmas whom we call Santa Claus today. 336 more words


Pastry Post-Doc: Dutch Taai-taai cookies for St. Nicholas Day

One of the most recognizable Dutch cookies is speculoos – and we are definitely fans of these cinnamon and nutmeg spiced cookies. Speculoos are particularly… 134 more words


Advent ~ week 2

Good Thursday evening folks. Just a quick little check in with how our Advent has gone this past week. I’m joining in the Theme Thursday #holylens linkup (link at the end of the post), so those photos are spread throughout. 670 more words


A St. Nicholas Day ritual

A couple of Christmases ago, my partner and I made the decision to stop giving each other presents. We didn’t enjoy the pressure to find each other suitable gifts and would much rather spend the time doing something together. 543 more words


A French Christmas

By Karen Jurgens

Joyeux Noël! Having always been a French teacher, I can’t help but mix in a little of France with my Christmas traditions. I enjoyed creating aspects of Christmas in France every year for my students, from the traditional carols we sang to the midnight Christmas feast and even the stocking and candy game we played as a gift exchange. 552 more words


6th Day: Jolly Ol' St. Nick

Jolly Ol’ St. Nicholas (youtube)

  The sixth day was St. Nicholas Day!  According to tradition, children leave out their shoes and Christmas lists for St. Nicholas the night before St. 743 more words

Happy St. Nicholas Day

Hey, did you know that today, Dec. 6, is St. Nicholas Day? I didn’t.

Poor St. Nicholas–they’re coming at him from both sides. Christian purists don’t want to hear his name mentioned. 119 more words