I would’ve loved being a child in Hungary because you get two gifts.
The first time is on the Day of St. Nicholas, December 6. Small toys or candy are placed into a shoe and set on the windowsill the night before. Some children might also receive switches or branches from trees inside the shoes to keep them from being bad. St Nicholas might appear wearing traditional bishop’s clothing. Boy may also appear with him, representing good and mischief. (Mostly mischief.) Just like Santa Claus in our part of the world, St. Nicholas is there to keep track of the good and bad deeds of the children.
So you better watch out.
The second time comes at Christmas eve. Like everywhere in the world, the tree is decorated and the presents are placed under it. Children aren’t allowed into the room until their parents give them permission. Parents tell them the gifts were left by an angel or Baby Jesus.
Another name for St. Nicholas is Mikolas.
No matter what your traditions, I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
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Books are always a good thing to give as presents. (And they’re small enough to fit into a shoe–or a sock.)
Mine doesn’t have anything to do with the holidays, but it does have the word Winter in the series name.
Just started to write the third book in the series a couple of days ago. Rose’s story. Right now calling it The Schoolmarm’s Redemption. Probably change the name.
For some people ghosts are everywhere…
When rebuilding an old ghost town, a few ghosts shouldn’t be a surprise. And for Jen Ferguson, history professor and psychic, it’s par for the course. But ghosts aren’t her main worry.
After a disastrous affair, which has affected her job at the college, Jen promised her grandfather—the most important person in her life—that she would stay away from men until the end of the semester. That’s a promise she’s determined to keep, but when she meets rancher Adam Craine, it becomes a struggle. Adam’s sexy and flirty, and her psychic abilities are telling her that he might possess a very important quality the previous men in her life had been lacking…he can be trusted.
It’s a daily battle for Jen to keep her hands off of him, but she believes she can do it…until two of Winter Creek’s ghostly residents decide to up the stakes by possessing Jen and Adam’s bodies. How can Jen keep her promise with these two passionate spirits interfering?
And if all that’s not enough to deal with, now she’s having premonitions of danger which could lead to the destruction of Winter Creek.
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