Greed is good.
At least when it comes to candy.
So when my mom told me about St. Nicholas Day when I was a kid, my greed was in high gear.
Good little boys and girls will have their shoes filled with tasty treats while naughty kids will have twigs in their shoes.
Being the candy loving kid that I was (and still am!), I naturally rooted in my closet for my tallest pair of boots expecting them to be overflowing with candy.
My sister and I put our boots outside our bedroom doors (wouldn’t want any racoons absconding with even one bite of our treats!) and fell asleep dreaming of sugar plums (and Skittles, Snickers and Starburst).
Lo and behold, St. Nicholas obviously confused us with two other little girls because we found lots of yummy surprises the next morning!
This is a such a fun tradition and a great way to kick start the holiday season!
So don’t forget to have your kids leave out their shoes before they fall asleep on December 5.
Will they choose sneakers or their tallest pair of boots?
P.S. See how I made that cute reindeer silhouette hanging from the doorknob.