Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Saint Nicolas: The Original Santa

On December 5th, Saint Nicolas will have a birthday.
He was a Bishop in Holland who used to visit families on rooftops with his horses.
He would come and visit the families; relying upon what the parents told him, he would reward good children with dark chocolates of their initials and ginger and almond spice cookies.
He brought two Moors with him. The Moors from Africa had a lot of influence upon Spain at this time. the Moors would put you in this huge bag if you were bad and take you to Africa.
Saint Nicolas made it a point to help all poor families and to bring them necessities .
He wanted to make sure that poor children had a great Christmas.
Do your children like Santa Claus?

4 comments:

garnett109 said...

The real santa was from turkey in the 4th or 5th century

Mark and Elayne said...

I grew up with Saint Nicolas, was was born about 300A.D. We were taught he recieved the idea of gving gifts from those who brought gifts to the Messiah when Yeshua was about two years old and living in a home. I prefer the telling of St. Nicolas to Santa Claus.
Laini

I Have Tea said...

((((((natalie))))))))))

Thank you so much for your words earlier this week. You are very sweet.

Hugs,

Mara

Cathy said...

What an interesting myth! Would you believe I'm still looking for everyone I knew in JLand lol? I don't use this much so I'm waaaay behind. Good to find you though. http://cathy-daretothink.blogspot.com/