Saint Nicholas Day

I am very busy!  I will not be this busy again until Christmas Eve!  Do you know why?  In some places, Day is in one more sleep!

There are many people in the world.  There are people in many different places.  And, they do different things at Christmas.  They might be different, but they are still fun.  Sometimes, different people, places or things seem different or strange.  But, if you look carefully, they are a lot like the things you know.

Today, I put away my Santa Claus clothes.  I put on other clothes.  I wear long robes.  And, I wear a stiff pointy hat called a mitre (you say it “my ter”).  I call these my saintly robes.

I might look different, but I am still the same inside!

I also put on another name.  Today, in different places, people might call me Sinterklaas (Netherlands), Saint Nicolas (France), Święty Mikolaj (Poland), or Mos Nicolae (Romania).  They call me other names in other places too.

I might have a different name, but I am still the same inside!

I also leave presents another way.  Today, kids in different places will polish special shoes or boots for me.  They might leave a carrot or some hay in the shoe.  But, they will leave the shoe out for me to find.  Then, I will put candy and presents in the shoes of the good children.

I might leave presents a different way, but I am still the same inside!

Yes, people in different places do different things at Christmas.  But, different things can still be fun! And, just like me, someone might look different or have a different name.  But, they might still be the same inside.

Merry Christmas!

Saint Nicholas

P.S. Do you think people, places or things that are different can still be fun? (You can leave a message for me.  Or, scroll down to see what others have written!)

53 thoughts on “Saint Nicholas Day”

  1. saint nicholas leaves toys out for pepele that leave carrots and sugar p.s. love you a lot santa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. i think that day is very aportint becase to thank u for evreything u gave us that a lot of people dont have

  3. dear santa i love you and i hope you have a rest you have to do all the work its not fair i want to stay with you have a nice trip on x mas love from paige veal ps please look after my presents

  4. hay santa i hope i get everything i want for christmas and is rodolph still your special raindeer! i am very excited see ya later

  5. Yesterday Nikolaus came to us in Germany. He rang the bell and made lots of noise but again we were not fast enough to see him; but when we opened the door there was a sack with lots of nuts, fruits and presents inside. Thank goodness his friend Knecht Ruprecht was not with him cuz…. that would be scary, but he left a broom as a reminder for us to be good.

  6. Santa, I saw you at the Christmas parade! I hope you have a Merry Christmas! I hope you get this letter because I can’t wait to see what you bring me.

    Merry Christmas Santa,
    Love,
    Carina

  7. This year I want an MP4 Player a bunny Guitar Hero On Tour for DS.

    LOVE,
    Cansas

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    Reply from the Elves:

    The best way to make sure your wishes get into Santa’s book is to email Santa. They go straight in that way! If you put them on this blog then someone might forget to add them :(

    Merry Christmas!

    The Elves

    P.S. What’s the magic word? :)

  8. Dear Santa,
    This christmas I want a Abercrombie Jacket “Celeste, Navy Blue” But everytime I tell someone that I want it for christmas they tend to think its
    too expensive. I believe in you Santa. I wish that you could get that jacket for me.

    Merry Christmas

    Thanks,
    Stephanie Ballantine

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    Reply from the Elves:

    The best way to make sure your wishes get into Santa’s book is to email Santa. They go straight in that way! If you put them on this blog then someone might forget to add them :(

    This year, Santa might not be able to bring as many presents or as expensive presents as before. I am afraid that there are some kids that might not got any presents at all. But you know we will always try our best for every child.

    No matter what you get for Christmas, I hope you will remember that Santa and your family love you very much. After all, Christmas is about family and love. As long as you have that, you will always have Christmas! Presents and stuff like that are nice, but they really are just the trimming on the Christmas tree!

    Merry Christmas!

    The Elves

    P.S. What’s the magic word? :)

  9. Dear Santa,
    Hi Santa! How are you? I hope you aren’t to busy for Christmas this year! I am really excited the my elf Sammy came here. Is he one of your best elves? I sure hope he is!
    Merry Christmas,
    Donna

  10. Im sorry Santa. You have did it for many years and I’m sure you can do it for one more. With Lots of luck Malik:)

  11. Dear Saint Nicholas/Santa,

    Today is Saint Nicholas Eve. Yes, different people, places and things can definitely still be fun. For example, my brother is from Ethiopia and he came to America to be with us and he sure is fun!

    Good Night and be careful!

    Love,

    DiVia

  12. thats cool yea my dad and my family use to live in germany and they said that they had this santa like guy come around to everyones houses and give presents but a evil demon followed for the “bad kids” your good boy bryce romig

  13. help help help

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    Reply from the Elves:

    Hi, Hannah. Do you need help?

    Merry Christmas!

    The Elves

  14. Dear Santa,do you like the nutri-grain oatie cookies?Cause if you do,that’s what I’ll leave out for you!!!luv,Muireann!!

  15. dear santa i love christmas because i love getting up early on xmas day to open my gifts and lots of fun i wish u a merry christmas nd will leave something out for you thank you santa.

    Emerberry

  16. HAY SANTA… UMMM SRRRY YOUR SO BUSY BUT I REALLY HOPE YOU PLAN ON BRINGIN MY LOTTTTS OF PRESENTS CUZ MY DADDY ISNT GETTIN TO WORK A LOT N THEY ARENT GONNA B ABLE TO GET ME VERY MUCH STUFF…. BUT OH WELL AT LEAST I’LL GET TO BE THERE WITH THEM AND SPENDING TIME WITH THEM!!!!!!

  17. wow im very sorry for you.but thats only 19 days away!you’ve made it all these years so im sure you can do it again. :)

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