Friday, December 5, 2008

Going Dutch

Don't forget to put your shoes out tonight...
It's St. Nicholas Day tomorrow...our family's favorite way to kick off the season.


12 comments:

Cathy said...

I have fond and scary memories of that from my childhood when we lived in Germany! I think it's neat you all continue a fun tradition!

Lindsey said...

WHAT? I mean, Wynia IS DUTCH! I need to be in the know on this stuff!

Hazen5 said...

What a great idea! I have heard of it but never knew anyone who did it. Love it, I am all about Family Traditions!!!

polly said...

I gave Whit her wooden shoes yesterday so she could put the out for Jason and herself...always fun to pass on the tradition to grown kids.

crystal said...

My sil's family does this! Love this tradition.

Linsey said...

I love this time of year. Everyone shares all their great traditions. I might have to steal this one of yours (I'm already stealing Annemarie's ornament tradition now I can combine the two). My kids are still little enough that when they are older I can pretend we were doing it all along.

Annie said...

How fun! Did you do this growing up?

andrea said...

my mother used to do this and we all made fun of her because she is west indian.

now as an adult, i get it. it's called "exposing your children to multi-culturalism".

i better call her to apologize.

TravelinOma said...

I love to hear of traditions floating down to a new generation! I still remember the little red ked we put out for your 1st St. Nicholas Day celebration. I even let you lick the candy cane, although you were only 5 months old. It's never to early to introduce candy.

Lauren in GA said...

What a wonderful tradition. How did I get to be the age of 38 and not know about this great idea?

thanks for posting about it...I went an looked at the explanation link, too.

i'm kelly said...

i hope everyone has their own pair of wooden shoes!

Ilene said...

I feel totally ripped off. My dad served his mission in Holland and never told us about this Christmas kick-off.

I need to get in on this.

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