Robert Brindley

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Christmas - The facts!! (4/10)

The Christmas Stocking
Before Saint Nicholas was known as Santa Claus, he was a bishop in Turkey and well known for giving gifts to the poor, anonymously.
He used to slip into their houses at night & leave gifts in shoes & stockings, knowing they would be found the next morning when people would put their feet in them!
Nicholas became so famous for his kindness in helping others, that people made statues of him and painted his picture on church windows all over Europe.
Now he is known by many names, in many countries including: Sankt Nikolaus, father Christmas, Pere Noel, Kriss Kringle, Santa Klaas, and Santa Claus.

More facts to follow....................


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