Although we self-identify as Christians we fall very much along the liberal side of things. I'd like to broaden our holiday celebrations by incorporating other practices into our observance of Advent. This year it will include our standards like St. Nicks Day and the traditional Advent and Christian Christmas Eve/Day. This year we're adding in a Winter Solstice Bonfire (with probably a Norse spin on things) and maybe a few others like St. Lucia or the Children's Day on 12/22 that was mentioned in a Dorothy Morrison book I checked out form the library.
In the same Morrison book she references December 2nd as the day that St. Nicholas sneaks into homes to find out which children have been honest. I can't seem to find any other references to this and struggle with how to incorporate this specifically. As usual, I'm a little bit behind with all of the illnesses we've had around here and I may just focus on tomorrow as a day for holiday crafts or handwork. Anyone incorporate anything like what Morrison talks about for December 2nd?