The Sintklaas fest is a Dutch (and Belgium) tradition that is very populair in our family – and the rest of Holland-. We don’t give eachother presents at christmas, but at the 5th of December, during Sinterklaas (we did it a few days earlier this time) Saint Nicolas visits our home evey year, with a lot of presents, we eat candy, write poems (to tease) and we play (a sort of) ‘Secret Santa’. I got so much lovely stuff this year; including paint, brushes, an easel! I’m going to be very creative..
Count your blessings is a great idea wich was started by Anki.
You can visit her blog for more blessings.