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VIEWPOINT: St. Nick Day reminds: embrace the meaningful

Published 12/05/2012, Woodbury Bulletin

Nicholas Day is tomorrow. This is traditionally the day children receive small presents in the shoes they left out in the hallway the evening before. It is in commemoration of St. Nick, a wealthy man who lived in the village. On this day of the year, he would pass by the windows of poor children and toss a small bag of coins into their shoes, to be found and relished in the morning. These gifts were a tiny precursor to Christmas, a mere 19 days in the future, and a reminder that the festive season was nearly upon them.

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