He was born here in Canada, but his parents immigrated from Holland in the 1950's.
I can't remember when we decided to celebrate St. Nicholas Day, but I believe it was in 2001.
For a walk down memory lane, please see all the photos below.
We set them out on the kitchen table the night before.
Mine had a large box of Purdy's snowball chocolates.
Robert's had a Christmas CD.
New Westminster. We bought the goodies above.
Black Peter (the chocolate dude to the right of St Nicholas) is new to us.
I'm not sure who or what Black Peter is, but we saw a few of them at the new store, (children painted black!) and we also saw Sinterklaas, with his bishop hat.
Did I ever say I wished I lived in Europe?