Thursday, December 22, 2011

Pic Today 12/22/11


The tradition of leaving milk and cookies
for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve night
is believed to have emerged around the
time of the Great Depression
when parents wanted to inspire their children
to share with others, especially in hard times.

Finding crumbs on the plate the next morning
was proof that Jolly St. Nick had visited.

In England, sherry and mince pie are used.

And in Germany,
carrots are left out for the reindeer.

There's a Dutch custom to fill wooden shoes
with hay for Santa's horses.

Whatever your custom,
make sure you leave something nice for Santa.
(Chances are it will be gone Christmas morning.)

Ho Ho Ho!


  1. Very nice. That is a pretty cookie! Oh, and I like your new profile photo!

  2. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year
    Thanks Rick, for your presence and comments on my ocean, all this year!

    oa.s [cecilia]

  3. HOHOHO! Thats a nice gift for Santa... he would love your cookie!!!
    I wish you a merry christmas and a happy new year!!! Take care!!!
    Snowy greetings from Munich, Ursula

  4. in Greece we leave honey treats called melomakarona / and snowed-looking ones called kourabiedes ! and on the 6th of January we clear the dust off the fireplace so the naughty goblins of christmas can go home ... oh I can write a book about these... so many here!

  5. Merry Christmas and a Happy New year! In Norway we give Santa porrigde in the barn.

  6. i hope you have a Merry Christmas, Rick! loved this. i'll get to baking some cookies now. :)

  7. How beautiful is your Christmas, Santa Claus is happy, I like this tradition, my friend.
    It's beautiful the photograph above shows the true Christmas spirit.
    A thousand hugs, honey.