Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Happy St. Nicholas Day!
Today we celebrate St. Nicholas Day! Did you put your shoes under the tree or outside your door? It's not too late you know.
In our day and age with so much "me" centered teaching, it is nice to reflect and learn about others who gave their lives for their faith and ministered to the poor. St. Nicholas was one such man. I do not teach my children he has any powers or is a spirit that walks the earth. During this season we will read from Foxe's Voices of the Martyrs and reflect upon others who gave their lives for their faith. Old St. Nicholas is probably the closest thing we get to Santa.
We will enjoy a tea time and eggnog with our traditional Dundee Cake. Tasha Tudor celebrated St. Nicholas Day with Dundee cake and we have enjoyed it also. This post is from a previous celebration where you can get a look at slices of dundee cake. It is not the traditional English fruitcake, this is a Scottish receipt, hence the difference. I shall also open my Take Peace exchange at teatime. Each year our Tasha Tudor group does an ornament exchange to be opened on this day--so much fun!
I hope you'll enjoy a little celebration today with your loves!