Thursday, December 10, 2009

Celebrating Saint Nicholas Day

We celebrated Saint Nicholas Day last Sunday, December 6.  We learned about the real Saint Nicholas. He had an amazing heart for God and love for others.  Ari and Ryan thought it was cool that Saint Nicholas was from Turkey which is where our friend Zuhal lives.

The kids enjoyed opening one gift in celebration of the acts of Saint Nicholas. 

I was amazed at how little I knew about the real Saint Nicholas…so much has been jaded by the American Santa Claus.  We discussed where the American view of Santa Claus evolved from. 

I was excited to learn about this day since it allows us to separate the celebration of the birth of Jesus from Santa. 

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