This morning lots of children were really excited. Last night they left out their boots in the hope that Sankt Nikolaus would fill them with coins, oranges and perhaps a few presents too! Here’s what Nikolaus left for my children (and us grown up’s too).
I also got a text from St Nikolaus to say he’d left something on the doorstep outside too! My daughter’s best friend is Polish, so they celebrate Nikolaustag too. They’d left a stocking on the doorstep with a book in for each of the girls. They were thrilled!
Our family is half German (with a sprinking of Polish). We love to celebrate Sankt Nikolaustag and remember how Sankt Nikolaus, though he had lots of money, choose to share what he had with those less well off than himself. VeggieTales have made a brilliant video which we’ve used to teach our own children about Sanct Nikolaus. St Nicholas- A Tale of Joyful Giving! As we give we receive benefits that may not be immediately obvious to us. This is such an important thing for children and us grown ups too.