We first learned of St. Nicholas Day when we lived in Europe. I didn't know then that it actually was more than just a fictitious character, leading to today's Santa Claus. There really was a St. Nicholas, and this has become one of our family traditions on the eve of December 5th.
First, we read this book.
Then, as they do in Europe, the kids leave a shoe by their bedroom door.
In the morning, they find little treats inside!
Here are Jenna and Laura's...
Amarin and Charlie's...
and Jacob's. Yes. He's quite the comedian.
Much to his dismay, not ALL his shoes contained treats in the morning!