December - A Visit from Saint Nicholas 

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The traditional Saint Nicholas, dressed in his red cape and tall Bishop's miter, visits the children at A Child's Nature in person on his feast day, December 6th. He reads about each child's good deeds in his big golden book, with a gentle suggestion of something the child could do better. He then gives the child a little gift, consisting of an orange, a walnut, and a chocolate gold coin.
The original Saint Nicholas was a 4th century Greek bishop in Myra, now Turkey. Legend has it that the boy Nicholas shared the exotic treats, like oranges. which his ship captain father brought him. In addition to many miracles, Bishop Nicholas secretly tossed gold into the home of three poor girls who had no dowry. He is the patron saint of sailors, thieves and children, and became the model for Santa Claus.

“Let us glad and joyful be,  Right of heart and happily, 
Joyful, joyful, tralalalee. 
Nicholas soon here will be.  Nicholas soon here will be! ” 

First set out your plate or shoe, He'll put something there for you.
Joyful, joyful, tralalalee.  
Nicholas soon here will be.  Nicholas soon here will be! 
” 

When I sleep I'll surely dream, of the gifts and how they'll gleem.
Joyful, joyful,. . . Nicholas soon here will be! ” 

in the morning when I wake, off I'll run to shoe or plate.
Joyful, joyful,. . . Nicholas soon here will be! ” 

Nicholas so good and true, Thank you Nicholas, we thank you.
Joyful, joyful,. . . 
Nicholas soon here will be! ” 

This song is sung by our children in December waiting for St. Nicholas. On the day he arrives, they sing to him, “Nicholas, here is he,” and later sing “Nicholas, here was he.

Read what Saint Nicholas had to say about our children in his Book of Good Deeds, 2014.

St. Nicholas reading about a child's good deeds in his golden book

St. Nicholas reading about a child's good deeds in his golden book

St Nicholas giving her a gift

St Nicholas giving her a gift

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