Why Celebrate St. Nicholas Day?
•To learn about the true Santa Claus and Father Christmas: St. Nicholas, a man of faith who lived his life in devotion to Christ
•To focus on giving more than receiving: St. Nicholas cared for the needy
•To emphasize small treats and family fun: St. Nicholas loved children
•To provide a bit of special festivity early in the waiting weeks of Advent: St. Nicholas points to Jesus, the heart of Christmas
•To offer a spiritual dimension to gift giving
•To tell the story of a Christian saint, whose model life inspires compassion and charity
•To honor St. Nicholas honors the Christ Child who selflessly gave the greatest gift of all—himself