Today I got to share the story of St Nicholas with my class and gave them the tradition of a bit of candy for working hard. The fortunate thing about teaching sixth grade is that it is world religions. Currently I am working on Hindi- but could interject a bit of St Nick in the bunch. We already did a "holiday wreath" for the hall - some of the kids put, "He is the reason for the season" on their hands.
I am trying to wrap my mind around having everyone here for the holy days. Our house is not even close. I guess it is time to get moving and clean out a bit of space in my heart for the season!