St Nicholas was the inspiration for Santa Claus!
St Nicholas of Myrna was a Christian bishop in 4th century Greece who was best known for selling his possessions and giving money to the poor. The most famous story involves three young women whose father did not have the money for their dowries, so the bishop left gold coins in their shoes. To this day, children in Germany, the Netherlands, and many other countries will leave their shoes in front of the fireplace or front door in hopes of waking up to gifts left inside. To celebrate this day, we’ve selected three books featuring Santa.