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St. Nicholas story If you have a child who thinks you lied to them and gets upset when they find out santa isn't real tell them about the Real St. Nick that santa's based on.

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from MNN - Mother Nature Network

The origin and evolution of Santa Claus [Infographic]

What Santa is based on St Nicholas?! You don't say. Catholic children receive gifts from the magi, not wise men. There is a difference.

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Felt shoes for St. Nicholas Day, Dec. 6th, to fill with straw and carrots for his horse.

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Saint Nicholas (Patron Saint of Children, Brides, Grooms, and Travelers)- Feast Day: December 6th

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from Playbuzz

Are You Santa, Really?

Работы Elizabeth Goodrick-Dillon More

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Christmas Greetings ~ Santa walking by children looking out window

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The origin of the St. Nicholas tradition goes back to Bishop Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (Turkey). Little solid historical information is known about Nicholas except that he was Bishop of Myra and died around A.D. 350.

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Happy, happy Christmas to my family and friends! I wish I could fly around in a magic sleigh and visit each and everyone of you. I'd say "BE HAPPY, BE HEALTHY AND ENJOY LIFE!"

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