St. Nicholas, as we all know, is the Saint Santa Claus was based on. St. Nicholas Day is December 6th, and I’ve always left out small gifts for my kids on one of the weekend days closest to that date. When they were little they called it “Elf Day”, and the name stuck. I thought this was a tradition that would end long before now, but kids have long memories when it comes to getting presents. They may not remember what 4 times 7 is, or to turn in their check for lunch money, or to feed the dog, but they will ALWAYS remember occasions that involve getting presents. This year the boys are nineteen and twelve, and yes, they will find toys and treats when they wake up this morning. I’m not sure what I would have done if Aaron hadn’t come home from college this weekend. Sending an “elf package” just isn’t the same as getting up before them to put presents on the mantle or in their stockings.
Drop by and visit Dianna for Saints and Scripture Sunday every week – you’ll be so glad you did!