May your boot be filled with Lebenkuchen, not potatoes.

St. Nicholas Day is December 6, and is celebrated by modest gifts, often tucked into a boot, much like we use Christmas stockings on December 25.

But these are modest gifts, given to children alone and only after they’ve answered the most basic question of

“have you been good?”

Speaking of modest, here’s one blogger’s take on What Children Really Want for Christmas. Hope you’re not getting so stressed out getting and spending that you forget these simple truths.

More about St. Nicholas Day in many countries at St. Nicholas Center, where this photo is from.

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