Today is St. Nicholas Day. And he came last night to get the kids wish list, see if they've been good or not, and let his reindeer have a little snack for their long journey. It's a tradition Karen discovered years ago. And we're considering making it a bigger deal in the future...shifting the Americanized tradition of gift-giving to St. Nicholas Day so we can be better about celebrating the spiritual purpose of Christmas. St. Nicholas gifts are meant to be shared, not hoarded for oneself. It's the start of the Christmas season. The kids left their shoes at the door with a plate of cookies, carrots, and a cup of juice.