Saint Nicholas and Toys

Ho-ho-ho, my dear little Friends,

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Did you find anything today under your pillow or in your shoes, or somewhere else? So, you were good all last year! Well-done!

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In every country there is their own Santa or Nicholas who comes to children, while they are sleeping, and leave some presents for them.

Hope many of you know that his name is of Greek origin and means “victor of people”. It suits him, right? Perfectly.

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Some of you might still doubt whether he existed.  Nicholas was born in Patara in A.D. 270 and served as Bishop of Myra, both seaport towns off Turkey’s southern coast where he lived all his life (and died in 345).

St. Nicholas’s anonymous gift-giving originated in his hometown of Patara in Turkey.  According to ancient tradition, the young Nicholas secretly threw three bags of gold coins through the window of a widower father and his three daughters on three consecutive nights to help them. His anonymous nocturnal gift-giving has continued in many countries to today, including being translated into Santa’s visits.stock-photo-dalmatian-puppy-ceramic-statue-and-penguin-toy-on-black-background-750861118

My dear little Friends, your dreams and wishes might come true today because you found something what you wanted under your pillow:

   stock-photo-cute-toy-grey-mouse-sleeps-on-red-pillow-on-white-background-valentine-present-love-and-happiness-767678824 However, some of you might not find anything today and can be really disappointed. That happens in life often, you dream, but dreams not always come true as in movies or books. Life is full of surprises and not all of them are pleasant ones. We have to be ready for it and still not loose our hopes and beliefs for the better!

Have a lovely St Nicholas Day!

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P.S. All photos used in my post are available for purchase and download at Ann AnRo’s profile on shutterstock

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10 thoughts on “Saint Nicholas and Toys

  1. Happy St Nick’s to you too. I forgot to shine my shoe or even put a muddy one out. No gifts for me today. But giving is better than receiving anyways. I have been busy preparing a surprise Finnish independence Day party for my other half. In a German-Finnish household it is either St Nick’s or independence day that we celebrate. sometimes both. Ta Debs

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  2. Hmm for some reason I didn’t get an email when you posted this, maybe I have it set up wrong? :O but again, I must say that it was a great post and I learned a lot from it. Never knew so much about St. Nicholas before, haha! 😀 anyways, I’m glad that I checked your blog, so I didn’t miss this post xx

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