Happy Sunday! I hope the weekend went well and you are rested up for Monday.
Several of my friends with kids are posting Elf on the Shelf stuff on facebook every day. Others are talking about annual holiday events they celebrate.
Tomorrow is the Feast of St. Nicholas, which we always observed in catholic school and in my house growing up. I don’t the actual history of the saint, and I don’t care enough to look it up. St. Nick’s day meant kids put out a shoe before bed on December 5th and then St. Nicholas (aka a parent) put candy or small toys in the shoe for them to find on the morning of the 6th.
In grade school, they gave us candy canes which were supposed to symbolize the crook that Saint Nicholas carried. Being a kid, we always liked any excuse for candy in school. In high school, one of the nuns dressed up in a Santa suit and fake beard and a short teacher dressed as a Christmas elf and they would come into the cafeteria during lunch and throw handfuls of candy canes on the tables for us.
In grad school in Alabama, I was surprised that none of my friends grew up doing anything for St. Nick’s day. They were like yeah but that’s a Catholic thing not in the bible and my reply of oh I forgot about Santa being in the New Testament did not go over well. Hahahahaha.