Saint Nicholas, was the “gift giver” I was familiar with during my childhood. He had a white beard, was dressed in bishop’s garbs, carried a crozier, and arrived on a white horse. On December 6th, he was visiting well-behaved children, and placing candy and cookies under their pillows. If you were really good, then he would drop off more goodies on Christmas Eve. You also were expected to know your Catechism, in case he decided to quiz you, before leaving you a gift. We recited prayers and songs dedicated to St. Nicholas, instead of leaving him milk and cookies.
I just visited a site which posted several great ideas for Brides-to-Be, to utilize as gifts for their Bridesmaids. I left my comments about a stunning gift my daughter-in-law created for her Bridesmaids, a bead necklace and matching earrings, in complementing colors to their dresses. She bought the beads, and created the jewelry by herself, which gave this gift a very thoughtful and personal touch. Every time the girls will wear this jewelry, they will remember the special day they all shared together.