German Christmas Decorations




Christmas in Germany brings forth images of nutcrackers, Christmas markets, Christmas trees, hand-carved wooden ornaments, and sweets, but did you know that German children are visited by St. Nicholas prior to Christmas?

December 6th is known as St. Nicholas Day and on the evening of the 5th, children clean their shoes and line them up by the door-smallest to largest. In the morning they find that St. Nicholas filled their shoes with sweet treats and small gifts. I guess the smart kids put out boots!

The tradition has evolved to include visiting the neighbors to get even more sweets. Polly #40 recently got into the holiday spirit and helped Thea prepare the treat bags for the children in her neighborhood.

Polly and Nikoläuse

Die Nikoläuse (sweet bread) are ready to be baked! Polly and the Nutcrackers look on with interest (and hungry bellies!)

Attention! This 'army' of sweets is finished and ready to be bagged!

Waiting for die Kinder (the kids) to arrive!

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7 Responses to “Polly #40 Celebrates Nikolaus Tag (St. Nicholas Day)”

  1. Hallo Polly #40,

    Ich frage mich nur wo mein Nikolauspaket bleibt. Ich will auch einen gebackenen Nikolaus haben, sieht sehr lecker aus.

  2. Polly #13,

    Can you translate your comment? I don’t speak French.

  3. Polly #40~
    Great post and the treats look so yummy! 🙂

  4. Polly #5,

    I’m not trying to be rude, but I think that’s German.

  5. Jazzy Jeff…You’re right, it is German!

  6. The treat bags look delicious and I enjoyed reading your post.

  7. @Polly #13

    Na ja du hast ja keinen Spruch aufgesagt und darum gibts auch nicht zum Nikolaus.