Post # 1
Last night my Fiance left a St. Nick gift for me. When I was little my family never celebrated St. Nick, but one of my good friends did. It was just such a toughtful gesture! 24 and my first St. Nick 🙂 I would give you all a choclate turtle if I could 🙂
Post # 3
Cute!! I remember as a kid St. Nick’s day meant stockings, though sometimes St. Nick’s day would move around according to my dad’s traveling schedule. I really need ot remember it when I have kids!
Post # 4
If you don’t mind me asking, what is a St Nick gift?
Post # 5
@kate169: Traditionally i think it’s candy. That is what I got anyway, chocolate turtles, taffy and Diet Coke in glass bottles-which is hard to find where we live in the Mid-west.
St. Nick gifts are done Dec 3-5 and traditionally they are small gifts chocolate, citrus and were origally thought to be be left be a real Saint, St. Nicholas, he would leave gifts in peoples shoes, that is where I found mine,
I’m sure someone else could explain it better because this is my first time celebrating 🙂
Post # 6
I’ve never heard of it but what a cute gesture on your fiance’s part!
Post # 8
Saint Nicholas started the tradition of gift-giving, but he always gave gifts in secret. Normally, he would leave his special gifts in people’s shoes. This led to a tradition of leaving your shoes out on December 5th, which is St. Nicholas Eve. His feast day is December 6th. We got Santa Claus from this tradition, and got the name from the Dutch.
I learned about it last year working at a daycare, because we celebrated it with the kids. We had them put their shoes out in the hallway at naptime and put candy and special little toys in for them. It was so fun! I actually want to do this with my kids someday!!
ETA: Here’s the Wiki on St. Nicholas.
Post # 9
@piglet_625: Thanks for explaining this!
Post # 10
Oh my gosh. Saint Nick gifts! =) I love it.
Post # 11
Well that’s adorable. I’ve never heard of that before but I just love the idea. What a wonderful SO you’ve got yourself!