I've been away for awhile, enjoying the holiday season with family. But now it's time to get back to business. Our challenge for today's five-minute-family-history exercise is to choose one holiday tradition in your family and write about it. This may be a tradition that has carried down through the generations, or one that you've established in your family that you hope will continue for generations to come.
In our family we celebrated St. Nicholas Day on December 6th when our children were little, and hope to reestablish that tradition with our grandchildren. On the night of December 5th the children left their shoes by the front door along with a carrot and bit of hay for St. Nicholas' donkey. They awoke the next morning to find the carrot and hay gone and a small gift inside their shoe.