And if you live in the Watkins’ home, you know your stocking will be filled with treats and small gifts. I’ve written before about this family tradition that my Belgian grandparents brought over with them when they emigrated to New York. My father, himself a Nicholas, kept it alive and well in my own childhood home.
Wether you fill the stockings tonight or on Christmas Eve, remembering to tell the story of St. Nicholas goes way beyond his transformation into Santa Claus. His story reminds us that giving to others is a reflection of Christ Himself. Sharing never diminishes you; it only helps you grow in virtue, it helps you grow in love!
The St. Nicholas Center has everything you may need to pull off a visit tomorrow or plan one for Christmas Eve.