You can read our Advent traditions HERE, and each year during Advent we remember good 'ole Saint Nicholas on Dec. 6!
Even our priest enjoyed the St. Nicholas activities with our kids!
Each family brought sugar cookies, icing, and sprinkles to share. I made shortbread cookies and used my St. Nick cookie stamp that you can find HERE. I didn't take a picture of my shortbread cookies, but my daughter and I both agreed that the cookies don't always turn out as nice as the picture shows :)
This morning Saint Nicholas dropped some goodies off in our shoes and our traveling (wise) Men on a Mission (to find Baby Jesus by the Epiphany) stopped in to see what St. Nicholas brought. My children received the Playmobil St. Nick and angel last year.
Gold chocolate coins and candy canes
And if you want to think ahead a few months, you can use any extra candy canes for a future Valentine's card for a sweetie that I blogged about HERE.
Then today our family traveled about 2 hours to attend an annual Homeschool Mass with our Bishop. It was a beautiful Mass with many homeschool families! Our Bishop gave each family a holy card with Saint Nicholas and a Holy Family holy water font for our homes.
And our Cupcake #5 got in a little visit with her Godmother and her 5 children. Here I am in the middle with our daughter's Godmother and I'm holding my friend's daughter.
For more information about Saint Nicholas, visit St. Nicholas Center HERE.
ST. NICHOLAS PRAYER
Loving God, we thank you for
the example of St Nicholas,
who fed the hungry,
brought hope to the imprisoned,
gave comfort to the lost,
and taught the truth to all.
May we strive to imitate him
by putting you first in all we do.
Give us the courage, love and strength
of St Nicholas, so that, like him,
we may serve you through loving
our brothers and sisters. Amen.
—by Amy Welborn