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Leave Your Shoes Out for St. Nick!

When my parents were growing up, 
they celebrated the feast day of old St. Nick on December 6.
They would polish their best shoes and leave it out by the door
the prior night.  The next morning, December 6, 
they would find their shoes filled with coins, small toys and candy.
St. Nicholas is whom Santa is derived from, you can read more about the history here.  
Over the centuries, shoes were replaced with stockings
and the date was moved to December 25.

I like to keep it separate, St. Nick is celebrated on December 6, and we celebrate the birth
of Jesus Christ on December 25, that date is dedicated solely to our Lord, not St. Nick.
After all, isn't that what Christmas is about, 

Happy St. Nicholas Day!

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