Friday, December 10, 2021

Celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas :: 2021








 










Here's the link to this year's: New Christmas Books on the Feast of St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas Chocolate Coins (new update 2019) and St. Nicholas Chocolate Coins (original 2010)


We had a couple children fighting colds (and coming down with colds) so we decided to save our annual Cherry Cheese Candy Cane Coffee Cake and St. Nicholas Cookies for the Christmas season this year, when the college kids will be home to enjoy them with us.  A few of us braved the snow covered roads to go to noon Mass and our college kids sent pics of the picture books they received from St. Nick too! 


God, we pray that through the intercessions of St. Nicholas
you will guide and protect our children. 
Keep them safe from all harm and help them grow
to become loving disciples of Jesus in your sight. 
Give them strength to always mature into deeper faith
in you, and to keep alive joy in your creation. Amen.

St. Nicholas, pray for us! 

9 comments:

  1. How do you spell 'heart-warming'?! Just looking at these lovely pictures of family and faith warms the heart. This tradition will surely be passed down for generations to come! Prayers for everyone's speedy recovery from their colds.

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    1. Thank you, Karen! Celebrating St. Nicholas feast is always a favorite over here. The babies ended up coming down with croup so it ended up being a very long week... but everyone seems to be on the mend!

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  2. Do you use a template for your St Nicholas letters? Those look beautiful. And I love how you wrapped them like a scroll. I always think about writing my kids a note but I’m really not sure how to begin…and I didn’t want them analyzing my handwriting lol A typed letter would be perfect.

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  3. Hello, not sure if my comments are coming through? 2nd attempt. Your St Nicholas letters are beautiful. Do you use a template? What topics do you include? I’ve often thought about leaving a letter for my children but never know where to begin. Do you have a sample you could share? Thank you!

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    1. Hi! My babies ended up having croup this past week and I fell behind on moderating comments here on the blog! So sorry about that. Thank you for following up, and for your patience!

      My husband usually writes the letters back to the children each year, but he was extra tired this year (everyone seems to be trying to fight off this cold) and I offered to take care of it. In the past he has written notes on gift tags, the backs of Holy Cards, note cards, etc... This year I was tired too, so did a google search and ran across this template on Etsy! (I'll update the post above with the link.) I used the text provided for the most part, adding in personal touches for each of the children in response to their letters, and printed it on parchment printer paper. I really loved the template and it'll be nice to have to use again in the future.

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    2. Thank you so much! It is a great template. Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

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  4. Jessica, you always make everything special for the children. Love all the stockings hanging on the fireplace. Wishing you and your beautiful family a Blessed Christmas. God Bless.
    Marilyn

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  5. Thank You for sharing this beautiful St. Nicholas Day. The children look so excited. God Bless.
    MERRY CHRISTMAS
    Marion

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  6. What a lovely display of happiness from the children's faces. They received lots of goodies. How nice to see the college children sharing their gifts,too. Have a joyous Christmas. God Bless.
    Joan

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