Sunday, November 16, 2014

Sunday Scrap page: Sinterklaas

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!


LeeBeth said...

Thank you so much for reminding your "scrappy" friends that our customs as not the only ones. The picture is deligtful - and timely, as now is when I am making the bulk of my Christmas cards.

Jan Castle said...

ADORABLE layout Hetty...nice to learn about other countries customs! TFS
We are getting ready here in the States for Thanksgiving...we all have much to be thankful for!!!
Jan in Salem, Oregon, USA

Donna Nuce said...

I have a friend who served in the military with me that was stationed in the Netherlands. She told me about "Black Pete." Fun to see different countries holiday traditions. Thanks Hetty - Have a great day!