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But one thing we have done is we have gone to have cookies with Santa at a local church. They had crafts, cookies, story time and of course photos with Santa himself. But Santa did not ask them if they were good and what they wanted he asked them to smile for the picture and then gave them a coloring book and stickers about Jesus' birthday.
At story time they read a book about who Nicolas was and why he is called a saint and how he did many good things because he loved Jesus and wanted to help other people.
Maybe the day before Christmas Eve we can work in some of the original elements of Stain Nicolas' story for a better understanding of who he was before Rudolf showed up in that store display and before he dressed in red velvet.