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St. Nick’s Night (Contest)
Sunday, December 5th, 2021

UPDATE: The winner is Elaine Howell!

Christmas is a big thing in our house. A month-long big thing.

We start on the 1st with the Elves on the Shelf arriving with their pets. I think we’re up to six in the entourage, and of course, they move every night to a location for the youngest kid to find them.

We also start the advent calendar countdown, leaving little gifts like pencils, candies, rolled-up dollar bills, or tiny toys in the calendar’s pockets.

Then on St. Nick’s Night (I think it’s spelled Kriskindlnacht), the kids all leave out a shoe beside the front door. Santa visits and leaves gold coins or coal along with more small gifts to let the kids know how he’s judged their behavior. This tradition was one I began when my family lived in Germany and my two kids were small. They both attended German schools, so they had to have the same traditions as their classmates, right? Anyway, the 8-year-old is thrilled about tonight and just as thrilled that Nina (me!) gets to leave out a shoe as well. Yes, my dd is continuing the tradition and has decided that, since I’m the biggest kid in the house, I have to participate. Notice that I don’t tell her not to bother… 🙂

So, my question to you is whether you have any Christmas month traditions you follow leading up to the big day. Answer for a chance to win your choice of one of my downloadable books. Your choice!

5 comments to “St. Nick’s Night (Contest)”

  1. Elaine Howell
    · December 5th, 2021 at 3:44 pm · Link

    Did not have any December traditions. Just had Christmas at home and then went to our Grandparents for the afternoon

  2. Anna Taylor Sweringen
    · December 5th, 2021 at 5:40 pm · Link

    I spread the inside and outside decorating of my house over the month. Special themed Christmas wreaths and mini trees — one for Kwanzaa too, placing multiple nativity sets and ornaments in the windows then a full blown Christmas village complete with trolley by December 24. Everything stays up through Christmas and Kwanzaa.

  3. bn100
    · December 5th, 2021 at 11:41 pm · Link

    decorating tree

  4. Colleen C.
    · December 6th, 2021 at 12:35 pm · Link

    Love advent calendars!

  5. Mary McCoy
    · December 8th, 2021 at 10:08 pm · Link

    Definitely celebrating Advent up until Christmas and Epiphany.

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