I LOVE this tradition that Brittany from One Charming Party is sharing today!  Can’t wait to start this fun new tradition with my kids.  You have to check out Brittany’s party ideas…AMAZING!

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Do you leave your shoes out for St. Nick? December 6th is the feast day of the saint, St. Nicholas. My ancestors are of Scandinavian descent so every Christmas when I was growing up, we had a fun tradition that none of my friends celebrated. On the night of December 5th we shined our best Sunday shoes and put them by the front door with our Christmas list tucked inside. When we woke up the next morning St. Nicholas had taken our Christmas list and left us a few treats and surprises in our shoes. My kids love this as well and remind me about it every year. Do you celebrate this tradition?

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  1. My family had celebrated this holiday long before I came along & now we continue to celebrate it with my daughter. The only difference is that we have wooden clogs that we put out every year. Each year we get an ornament to put on the tree and a small gift. This was my daughter’s first St. Nick’s Day: http://thederoos.blogspot.com/2012/12/st-nicks-day-2012.html

  2. Oh… and a pomegranate and clementine are staples in the shoes!!! It’s not St. Nick’s Day without both! :)

  3. Jennifer Radtke Says: November 6, 2013 at 9:17 am

    We have celebrated this my entire life. He always left the best candy. It sparked the magic of Christmas I think. St Nicholas’s story is a great way to prompt the kids to be more about giving than receiving at this time of year.

  4. I want to do this when I little guys comes!

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