Posts tagged: Saint Nicholas

Decorating for Christmas on Saint Nicholas Day

By , December 6, 2015

I’m late and brief posting for the blog today, because Michelle and I are lighting the cabin and putting up our Christmas tree!

This activity may make which ever day it falls on the most nostalgic day of the year. So, since today is also Saint Nicholas Day (see Saint Nicholas Day, December 6th) I thought of a gift we made for family five years ago, a Zeiger Family Homestead version of Clement Clarke Moore’s A Visit From Saint Nicholas. We all collaborated on the text, and Aly illustrated it. If I had to chose a favorite illustration, this might be it.

Santa crosses Mud Bay (artwork (c) 2010 Sarah A. Zeiger).

Santa crosses Mud Bay (artwork (c) 2010 Sarah A. Zeiger).

Now, back to work! The homemade wine’s just about mulled, the Christmas music is on the stereo, and it’s getting dark.

First View and the Feast of St. Nicholas

By , December 6, 2011

Today is the Feast of Saint Nicholas, a day we like to observe as part of our Christmas celebration. Yesterday, the Eve of Saint Nicholas, is a family anniversary we refer to as First View, the day we first visited the homestead. We find it a bit hard to believe that we made that first visit seven years ago today. (Actually, we didn’t. We figured out in 2012 that we actually first saw the homestead December 4, 2004.)

Reflecting yesterday on the changes we’ve made from that first visit to the seventh anniversary, I feel we have a lot to be proud of. The place looks more homey now than it did that first day. Thank goodness we could see its potential!

The cabin's living room as we first saw it.

The cabin’s main room then . . . (Photo: Mark Zeiger).

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