Several years ago a family from Switzerland moved to our neighbourhood. I was keen to learn about their Christmas traditions and how St. Nicholas Day is celebrated in Europe. I decided to incorporate the account of St. Nicholas as one of our Advent activities.
This site has excellent information about the story of St. Nicholas and the celebration of his feast day around the world.
Tonight, the girls left their boots out next to their St. Nicholas nutcracker.
Maybe they will get up on time tomorrow :)