My family and I celebrate St. Nicholas Day, December 6, as our main gift giving holiday in December. We receive the traditional gifts of candy canes, oranges, and chocolate coins, along with an ornament from Hallmark and a small, thoughtful gift. We also usually get our pictures taken with St. Nicholas on this day, and purchase toys for a local toy drive so that we can be anonymous givers, just like St. Nicholas! This year, as it is on a Sunday and I am a pastor, we will celebrate in shifts, both on St. Nicholas Eve (shopping and pics) and on St. Nicholas Day (treats and gifts).
If you would like to learn more about St. Nicholas, here is the best resource that I have found:
Also because the St. Nicholas Day falls on a Sunday this year, I made up little St. Nicholas Day gift bags to give out. Here is a picture of the contents:
If you would like to use the booklet, you can download a copy here:
You can also see a previous post, which focuses on the candy cane part of St. Nicholas Day: https://familygodtime.wordpress.com/2015/11/12/candy-canes-and-christmas-a-little-early/
Keeping up the St. Nicholas tradition in our family has been really fun and helps us to focus more on Jesus at Christmas. God bless you and your family as you celebrate together!