December 6, is a special day in our household and many like ours, and it has nothing to do with Kipper. Today, we celebrate Saint Nicholas Day, a tradition where we honor the humble Saint Nicholas who would go about the towns and leave money for young women so that they could marry, as well as many other great deeds. The tales of his work very from country to country. Patron Saint of children, sailors, prisoners, and many more. Saint Nicholas and the story of his deeds is where the modern Santa Claus and Father Christmas tales have stemmed from.
In many countries on the eve of the 6th of November, children put out their shoes which in the morning are filled with a small treat or activity or goodie from Saint Nicholas. We use our stockings. LM’s was filled with an orange, some chapstick, a little car magna doodle for our traveling, and a candy cane full of her favorite treat of sweet tarts.
Kipper also huddled in a stocking today, precariously holding a lone sock.
The sock was because today’s activity was picking out a couple packages of socks that we will donate to the local homeless, a yearly tradition for us.
After she figured out how to reach into her stocking and pull stuff out with excitement she lovingly shoved Kipper head down back into her big stocking to “relax” for the rest of the day. Only his ankles were to be seen.
What did your Elf get up to Today?