- Saint Nicholas is the patron saint of children, sailors and archers.
- Saint Nicholas was born almost 2000 years ago.
- He lived with his mother and father and was an only child.
- The name Nicholas means 'victory' in Greek.
- He dedicated his life to serving God.
- Saint Nicholas became bishop at the age of 30.
- He was the Roman Catholic bishop of Myra, a city now called Demre.
- Saint Nicholas had a tradition of gift giving, leaving gifts in shoes.
- In the Netherlands, the feast of Saint Nicholas is celebrated on the eve of December 5th.
- There are many stories about Saint Nicholas and his wonderful kindness.
- His generosity and spirit lives on and brings lots of smiles to boys and girls all around the world at Christmas time.