Today In Fact, 6 December

Saint Nicholas’ Day. Saint Nicholas of Myra, a Greek Bishop was known to put money in children’s shoes left out for him. The nephew of a bishop, Nicholas was a staunchly orthodox Christian who helped promulgate the Nicene Creed. He is the model upon which our civilization has built the modern myth of Father Christmas.

– Posted by Douglas Racionzer (serendipiday.blogspot.com)