December 23

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The original model for Santa Claus is St. Nicholas, who is the patron saint of children. Some of the legends about him have him rescuing children who had been kidnapped or fallen into wells. He also gave gifts to help poor families stay together.

Who do you think of as a saint, a person who lived a particularly holy or exemplary life of faith? What do you admire most, their works, or their commitment to their beliefs, or their honest and unswerving integrity?

Find a way to honor that saint. Make a donation in his or her name or perform an act of service fitting his or her interests or ideals.