I love nothing more than jump starting a Holiday with a basket full of festive goodies. On the Eve of St. Nicholas Day we put our boots by the front door in hopes St. Nick will swing by! We used to do a basket of goodies the eve of Christmas, but I always felt like it didn’t leave enough time to enjoy the festive gifts! When I came across the celebration of St. Nick that happens on the 5th of December, we switched it up & added this to our traditions! Usually, we stuff the boots with some festive Jammies, a book or a holiday movie, some hot cocoa fixings, & a new ornament for each of the kids. We do this every year so that when they grow up and move out on their own, they will get a box full of ornaments to take with them as they start their next chapter. So bittersweet to think about that, but its something my mom did for us and we will continue to carry down through generations!
I put together a quick round up of goodies that St Nick will likely be bringing by our house this year (wink). If you celebrate, I would love to know what your boot stuffings are! And if this is new to you, I hope you feel inspired to add it to your Holiday Traditions!
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“Just before bedtime on St. Nicholas Eve,
we leave our boots on the floor &
spin around not once, but twice, and again once more.
We shout “Welcome St. Nick” and sprinkle magical dust,
hoping the stars will guide him to the door that is ours.
Then we snuggle in real tight and await the good morning light.”