St. Nicholas Day
Thursday, 8 December 2011
Another sweet and simple holiday–just how I like it. Our celebration was very similar to last year’s. This year, St. Nicholas brought each child a golden nut, a tangerine, chocolate coins, a candy cane, a geode to break open, and a small wooden mushroom kaleidoscope. For The Girl, he brought a small wooden honey pot for her tea set, and for The Boy, he brought a tiny Lego set.
After celebrating the festivals for over a year now, I can see how the simplicity and the sameness from year to year really shines through. It’s the resonance of the year’s passage and the comfort of the reliability and predictability that really makes celebrating the seasons so special.