Today is Saint Nicholas Day, or the feast day of Saint Santa if you prefer. The original St. Nick was a Greek bishop in the fourth century with a reputation for generosity and anonymous gift-giving.
While normally this day comes and goes in the flurry of the Christmas season, I have a friend who makes this day special by giving pre-Christmas gifts like festive socks, candy, or holiday CDs (old-fashioned, I know) to friends, family, and coworkers. Take this Saint Nicholas Day to enjoy the holiday season. Buy coffee for the person behind you in line, or stop at the grocery story on your way home to pick up some flowers for a loved one. While December 6th may not mean much to most, you can spread joy and cheer by honoring Saint Nicholas today.