Late night letter writing (on Dec 5th) to St. Nicholas and the Christ Child ✍️
We adopted this little tradition many years ago inspired by Maria Von Trapp: “... And there is still one very important thing to do for Advent. According to Austrian custom, every member of the family writes a letter to the Holy Child mentioning his resolutions for the weeks of Advent and listing all his wishes for gifts. This "Christkindl Brief" (letter to the Holy Child) is put on the window sill, from whence the Guardian Angel will take it up to heaven to read it aloud to the Holy Child...”
Our children just tuck their letters into their shoes (or I guess next to them) on the eve of the feast of St. Nicholas so that he can pick them up and deliver them to the Christ Child.