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

Christmas Special from AnnSanta

Good day to you, my dear little Friends! How are you doing? How is your preparation to Christmas going? Did you send your wish list to Santa? Surely you did. You have been very good, supportive Friends who inspired Ann for many creative ideas. I have to thank you a lot for your encouragement and kindness. I owe you, all of you, a big Ann’s hug. I decided to try Santa’s role on this year and prepare something special. This year my special attention has been paid to filmmaking, one of the most exciting hobbies ever. Though I cannot call it “a hobby” anymore. It has set down roots in my soul. I am bonded. I think no matter of where life brings me I will go on following my crazy passion. Don’t remember if I mentioned it, but filmmaking to me is similar to a magical clock that brings back the time. The moments can be brought back while replaying. You might say that’s not the same. But I cannot agree. Capturing the moments and replaying them may let us appreciate what has gone and reconsider some events. As life is given only once, so we have to grab them and keep in our recorded frames. One day it can be called history. History of our lives!

No more word (I have already talked a lot), just click and make me happy by leaving a comment:

And I hope to receive your answers to the question asked in my film in the comments below.

Happy Sunday! Happy forthcoming Christmas! Only one week…

Love you all,

Ho-Ho-Ho

Yours Santa