The origin of the St. Nicholas tradition goes back to Bishop Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (Turkey). Little solid historical information is known about Nicholas except that he was Bishop of Myra and died around A.D. 350.

The origin of the St. Nicholas tradition goes back to Bishop Nicholas of Myra in Lycia (Turkey). Little solid historical information is known about Nicholas except that he was Bishop of Myra and died around A.

How Bishop Nicholas has become synonymous with Santa Claus

From Saint Nicholas to Santa Claus, a timeline. (Neglected to note the physical tussle St Nicholas had @ the Nicean conference)

What Santa is based on St Nicholas?! You don't say. Catholic children receive gifts from the magi, not wise men. There is a difference.

The origin and evolution of Santa Claus [Infographic]

What Santa is based on St Nicholas?! You don't say. Catholic children receive gifts from the magi, not wise men. There is a difference.

We’ll be celebrating St. Nicholas Day at our parish on Friday evening, and my children have been so excited! I let them take a peep at my Catholic Advent crafts for kids and they wanted to make some special crafts to get ready! Saint Nicholas Chocolate Coins Supplies You’ll Need White card stock Chocolate Coins …

Easy Peasy Saint Nicholas Crafts for Catholic Preschoolers

Looking for easy Saint Nicholas Crafts for your Catholic preschoolers? We love these delicious and simple chocolate coins!

Books that Teach About Saint Nicholas

St. Nicholas Day Shoe Coloring Page & Resources

Looking for Saint Nicholas printables for your Catholic homeschool? Don't miss these free printables for toddlers, preschooler and early elementary kids.

Saint Nicholas Printables for Children

Looking for Saint Nicholas printables for your Catholic homeschool? Don& miss these free printables for toddlers, preschooler and early elementary kids.

Free St. Nicholas Day in the Netherlands Dec. 5-6 1 page black and white informational text/coloring 1 page in color informational text  1 page student work page Venn diagram 1 page teacher answer key Venn diagram, and MORE, free

Nicholas Day in the Netherlands Dec. 1 page black and white informational text/coloring 1 page in color informational text 1 page student work page Venn diagram 1 page teacher answer key Venn diagram, and MORE, free

Celebrating St. Nicholas, the real Santa Claus

Celebrating St. Nicholas, the real Santa Claus - The Art of Simple -

The real St. Nicholas, and simple ideas for celebrating his life (plus book recs), via The Art of Simple

10 Catholic Saint videos that you can find easily on YouTube. Cute introduction to the Saints for kids.

Catholic Saints Videos on YouTube

St. Nicholas candy bar wrappers fit Hershey snack bars, full size bars and larger specialty bars from Lindt. Use for St. Nicholas day treats or table decorations. http://www.stnicholascenter.org/pages/candy-bar-wrappers/

Nicholas candy bar wrappers fit Hershey snack bars, full size bars and larger specialty bars from lindt. Nicholas day treats or table decorations.

The Catholic Toolbox: Saint Nicholas Day Blessing of Candy Canes Prayer Card

The candy cane is a treat often associated with Saint Nicholas, the patron and protector of children. The crook symbolizes the gentle imag.

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