One of the things the children were especially looking forward to was seeing the St Nicholas figure I had managed to snaffle up from the local $2 shop arrive amongst our decorations and I had special instructions to place him for a photo of him filling the stockings.
A Continual Feast. We have made these for many years and simply trace a simple St Nicholas figure using a cardboard cut out. I wrap 2-3 up and place in everyone's stocking.
Essentials in each bag each year are an orange, Specular cookies and a bag gold chocolate coins and a peppermint candy can (I forgot to put it in the photo)
Both of these are stuck on with sticky tape.
Each person gets one beside their breakfast place.
Table decorations include home made toilet roll St Nicholas made by the children about 5 years ago. We recycle them every year and some are looking like they need a little work now.
Oranges are on the table too and gold coins scattered about with left over peppermint sticks.
Black Peter's to go with him out of Yarn for me as a present last year.
|Eden with her St Nic goodies|
|Saxon loves all the food items|
|Autumn helped choose hers|
|Rogan was extremely happy with his gifts|
|Moran loved the fairy items|
|Myffwyn was very organised with hers|
|Corbyn talking his stocking with him for safe keeping|
This is our version of homemade hot chocolate made thus~
In a jug place :
Approx 6 heaped dessertspoons of instant full cream milk powder (we don't like skim)
Approx 8 heaped dessertspoons of Cadbury Drinking chocolate
Add boiling water to 3/4 full of the jug and stir
add milk to fill the jug up
If you look to the left you can see Arwen reaching for the peppermint sticks .......again!
Then it goes into individual mugs for a tasty and special drink to end the feasting of St Nicholas.
Blessings to you and your homes,