Purpose of this Blog...

You may have noticed that not all books are equal in capturing children's imaginations and in cultivating those innocent, tender souls. My goal is to help you find the ones that do!
(Painting by Mary Cassatt: "Mrs Cassatt Reading to her Grandchildren" -1888)




Thursday, December 6, 2012

SAINT NICHOLAS OR SANTA?

We remember this saint, such a holy, good man.
Be like him in charity, do all that you can.
Many miracles Nicholas hastened to do,
Helping people in need with gifts that were new.




Call him "Santa" or "saint," they both mean the same,
For his nickname is Claus, short for Nicholas' name.
Giving gifts was his custom—we still do today.
Deeds done in Jesus' name forever will stay.


-Author Anonymous [source: St. Nicholas Center; photos mine]

6 comments:

  1. A very happy St. Nicholas Day to you!~

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  2. Happy (belated) St. Nicholas Day. That is a charming poem.

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    1. And to you - I just visited your blog - such beautiful artwork! :)

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  3. I love your blog ! Such beautiful books and pictures !
    Happy 2nd sunday of Advent and blessings from France

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    1. Thank you! My daughter misses France so much - she and her husband enjoyed living in Paris for nine months two years ago - it is so beautiful at Christmas time.

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