December 6th is the feast day of Saint Nicholas, known, among other things, as the Patron Saint of Children. Saint Nicholas served in the Church as a Bishop in the region now recognized as Turkey in the 3rd century. In many European countries, children leave their shoes out for Saint Nicholas to come and fill with candy and other treats. In our household, St. Nicholas leaves a basket of treats on the front porch for the kids to find. And, they do check frequently! 🙂
On this year’s Candy Calendars for the kids in the family, I marked Dec. 6th with a foil-wrapped chocolate Santa. Yum! I trimmed the rest of the calendar with candies and retro imagery from vintage Christmas cards. Advent calendars are such a fun way for kids to count down to their most favorite day of the year!