12.07.2011

St. Nicholas Surprise Bags

My family celebrates the feast of St. Nicholas, where the tradition is to put out your shoes or stockings for him to fill. This comes from the story that St. Nicholas placed gold coins in a poor families' stockings that were hanging to try to help them get out of financial debt and slavery. (You can read the story here.)
Well yesterday, I wanted to create little packages to give to my 1st grade students and children (for their stockings) in honor of his celebration day:) You can easily create a version yourself...
I used the following:
Chocolate Gold Coins
Mini Paper Bags. 
(These Chevron bags are from Monograham. You can also find them here.)
Washi Tape (Mine is from Urban Scarlet)
 

Imagine the possibilities:) So many fun surprises you could place in these little packages.
They would make a fantastic advent calendar as well!
Do you celebrate St. Nicholas?? I loved hearing some of your traditions on facebook!

P.S. Thanks to all of you who have entered the giveaway so far!


42 comments:

  1. those are adorable! So cute for your students.

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  2. We celebrated too! My boys each got a little Playmobil St. Nick like this: http://www.amazon.com/Playmobil-5875-Santa-Blister/dp/B0045JHOYC/ref=sr_1_5?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1323266916&sr=1-5 and some chocolate coins! They were big hits! Isn't this part of being a momma so fun?

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  3. i love simple and sweet traditions. I would love to start a new one with my family. since my daughter is only 1, now would be a perfect time to start. This reminds me, i've been meaning to start a collection of washi tape :)

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  4. I have always loved this tradition! And what an adorable + easy gift idea.

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  5. Those are the cutest bags ever! I don't do anything for St. Nicholas but it's such a fun idea! Maybe when we have kids :)

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  6. omg, i love the packaging. it's biteable on it's own!

    xo
    sami
    ps. check out my giveaway!
    http://glimpseofglamour.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinwheel-necklace-giveaway.html

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  7. you have some lucky students( and kids, ofcourse)! Happy Advent!

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  8. Anna
    EVERYTHING you touch is so cute :)
    xoxo
    Jennifer

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  9. We celebrate...my mom puts all kinds of goodies in there - initially for us (now for the grandkids), definitely going to keep the tradition going. I love the chevron bags with the gold...so pretty!

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  10. ooooo Anna, this is so cute!! Love the idea. Maybe when I have kids I can do this. I don't see it being that exciting with just me & husband. haha

    Agree with everyone - everything you do is adorable!

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  11. so cute! We don't have those traditions but I'd love to do an advent calendar next year

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  13. Those are darling bags! We celebrate St. Nicholas' feast day as well with chocolate coins, candy canes, and lottery tickets for mom and dad. More on our celebration here:

    http://slowmama.com/parties-events/celebrating-saint-nick/

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  14. this is a simple and cute idea, i like it a lot!

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  15. so sweet. i bet your kiddies loved this.

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  16. Such cute little bags and a lovely tradition :)

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  17. these little bags are adorable!

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  18. our family is so into st. nick's day! i put some pictures on my blog :)
    i love those little baggies. what a great idea.

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  19. Such wonderful treats for your students and kids!! Love this idea.

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  20. I've never heard of this tradition! How special. And yes, the "mystery" bags are always the best, esp. when wrapped up in such cute patterns!

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  21. These bags are perfect for all kinds of treats, I'm thinking of party giveaways ;) What a great find and such a good idea - I would have loved getting something like this at school!

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  22. How sweet is this? I bet the kids were so happy!!! Love the little bags and gold coins. This wrapping is definitely up my alley!!

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  23. I love that you celebrate St. Nicholas day! I'm planning to talk to my students about St. Nicolas this week too, because many people in France celebrate that day as well. And what cute goody bags!

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  24. Such a sweet idea, love the red chevron pattern!

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  25. Very sweet. We don't celebrate but I remember my daughter saying her friend's family did this when they were little. Chocolate coins are good at any age! xo

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  26. This is such a sweet idea! Love the way you packaged it too.

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  27. A simple but very thoughtful idea! I love it! Washi tape makes everything cuter!

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  28. I love new traditions - I'm going to pop this one in the notebook for next year (and many years after that).

    Andrea x

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Love hearing from each of you. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts! <3

 
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