St Nicholas Day is one of the most eagerly awaited feast days in Advent for our family.
We tend to celebrate in many ways.
Of course the stockings have nothing to do with the excitement the younger children especially have for this day. Although I will admit that the hot chocolate comes in a pretty close second.
Again this year we had difficulty working out where to hang them as we don't have the huge open fire place with had in our Tasmania house.
our recipe is here) as i needed time for them to cool down after to then be placed in to the stockings.
It really has become part of any type of Feast preparations to have one or more of the children want to be part of helping me set up and it certainly is a lovely way to spend some individual time together.
Making those chocolate Santa's into stately St Nicholas figures (how we do it here, although with much smaller figures)
Setting up in a place to do this we started cutting out the paper Mitre for each St Nic
Each year I usually end up taking something out of the packaging trying to fit it into the stockings.
We do keep the dollar limit to $10 each so finding things to put in can be a challenge too.
Hopefully something that each individual would love!
A few extra parts were added so everyone could be involved - Arwen is a rich customer
It was a really good play and I loved that it was a different version than the ones we have had in previous years.
Good work to our children.
The rest of our evening passed fairly quickly and WITHOUT the Hot Chocolate to which I was shamefully reminded all weekend.
So on the plans for today will be the Hot Chocolate as part of our Advent Study - Candy Canes, Shepherds Crooks and Peppermint.
I pray you all had a most excellent feast day for ST Nicholas
Blessings to you and your homes,