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Santa Claus belongs to childhood;  St. Nicholas models for all of life.    Santa Claus, as we know him, developed to boost Christmas sales—the commercial Christmas message;  St. Nicholas told the story of Christ and peace, goodwill toward all—the hope-filled Christmas message.    Santa Claus encourages consumption;  St. Nicholas encourages compassion.

Nicholas is a model for all of life. Santa Claus, as we know him, developed to boost Christmas sales—the commercial Christmas message; Nicholas told the story of Christ and peace, goodwill toward all—the hope-filled Christmas message.

Illuminate your staircase with an assortment of candles in bowls and hurricane lamps. Use different shapes and sizes for variety. For safety, never leave lit candles unattended or use battery-operated ones.

Easy Christmas Candle Displays

Put sugar inside a candle holder. Put tea light candle on top. Put sugar in. Put a layer of cranberries on top. More sugar. Light that mother up. Be cute as hell this Christmas.

Victorian Home

like the idea of two wreaths flanking the entrance rather than one on the door.love the house colors too.

How Bishop Nicholas has become synonymous with Santa Claus

From Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus, a timeline. (Neglected to note the physical tussle St Nicholas had @ the Nicean conference)

Celebrating St. Nicholas, the real Santa Claus

Celebrating St. Nicholas, the real Santa Claus - The Art of Simple -

The real St. Nicholas, and simple ideas for celebrating his life--German tradition to start with the kids

Sinterklaas - Elfen & Boeken

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.

The Russian Santa Claus, “Ded Moroz” or Father Frost, is more often seen in the traditional blue robes that match his granddaughter's, the Snow Maiden.

The Russian Santa Claus - Known as Ded Moroz. “Ded Moroz” translates to “Grandfather Frost” in English, but most English speakers simply call him “Father Frost.” He is a figure associated with Russian Christmas traditions and New Year's traditions.

this post is exactly how we celebrate St Nicholas

Oh the joy that filled our house this morning as sleepy children raced to the front door to see what Saint Nicholas had left in their shoe.

Carried on the Wind: Saint Nicholas Day

Nicholas throwing a bag of gold, from Raphael's stocking. Years ago, a friend lent me a book called Celebrating the Ch.

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