Here in The Netherlands St. Nicolaas has arrived.
This is a celebration especially for children.
You can read about the customs here.
Yesterday he arrived on his boat in the harbour,
so parents and children went out to greet him.
Of course we took Owen into town, as we did last year.
It was a great happening, lots of people, music
and "pepernoten" (special candy).
And in the evening the children put a shoe in front
of the open fire (if you have one) ad sing a song
for St. Nicolaas and hope they will get a little present
in the morning.
The top border of my page is made with letters
from the Michael Strong alphabet stamps and
the nuts are symbolized by the little circle stamp.
The hat of St. Nicolaas is folded. I found on internet how to
do this. So here is the link for my Dutch friends.
The papers I used for this page are
Club Scrap Dungerees.
And here we have Owen in the morning.
Surprised: What is this?
What most bothered him was that the
horse had eaten the carrot he added in his shoe!
Well, we are going to hav a fun few weeks
with him until December 5th when St. Nicolaas
goes back home to Spain.
Thank you for looking!
Have a creative day!