Happy Sunday! Sorry this is up so late! We have Melody hosting this week and I’ll let her introduce herself!
Thanks so much to Fine Linen and Purple for having me host this week! My name is Melody and I blog over at Melody’s Harmonies. I’m married to a wonderful geeky beer-loving student husband and I work as an Administrative Assistant in Property Management. In my free time, I read, bake, decorate and try to be the oh so domesticated housewife.
Yesterday, December 6th was the Feast Day of St. Nicholas. You may also know him as Santa Claus! St. Nicholas was a 4th century Greek Bishop who cared for the poor, gave gifts, loved children and punched a heretic.
There are all sorts of great ideas on how to incorporate St. Nicholas into your family’s celebrations and how to do the whole St. Nick vs. Santa Claus thing. Luckily we don’t have to deal with that just yet as we have no children, however I’m keen to make sure we still celebrate these important feast days of the church. Since this was our first year celebrating we decided to start small with the most well known tradition for celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas – leaving our shoes out for St. Nicholas to fill with goodies! St. Nick will then fill your shoes with coins, and other treats/presents, especially ones that encourage us to think about the real reason for the season: the birth of Christ.
If you haven’t already, I highly recommend celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas! If you missed it yesterday and have young children (who won’t know any different) then there’s no reason why you can’t celebrate another day during advent and then pick it up next year!
If you need a few ideas for St. Nicholas gifts, I put together a few for you:
And now unto the main event: what I wore Sunday!
Its winter and I’m in Canada so usually my outfits look like this:
Coat: Old Navy
Hat & Scarf: Thrifted
But sometimes in mass my winter gear comes off and there’s a pretty outfit underneath!
Pants: Thrifted Banana Republic
Boots: Naturalizer (which you can’t see in either picture – sorry!)
Earrings: So old I do not know where they came from but they are my favourite!