Today is the feast of St. Nicholas. We celebrate this feast by putting gifts in the children's shoes. It's nice that our habit is to line up all the shoes on the steps anyway - makes it much easier for St. Nicholas to come along and fill their shoes. They each got a wearable gift and a small bag of chocolate coins since St. Nicholas was reputed to have tossed bags of money through the windows of girls who could not afford a dowry to get married. Happy feast day to all you Nicholases out there!