Life before Santa: The story of the real Saint Nicholas
A tale of generosity that lives on to this day
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For those who celebrate, nothing quite gets those jingle bells ringing like the image of Santa Claus. With his round belly, rosy cheeks, list of names, and sack full of gifts, he encompasses the Christmas season for many. The generosity and kindness for others that is at the center of Christmas is personified by Santa Claus, but where did he come from? He's commonly known as Saint Nick, but who exactly was Saint Nicholas? And did he really exist?
Read on to find out everything you need to know about the legend of the original Saint Nicholas.
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