St. Nicholas Kits for St. Nicholas Day

Help families celebrate St. Nicholas Day by making St. Nicholas kits. Kits may be distributed after church or at an event before St. Nicholas Day, perhaps as part of a breakfast with St. Nicholas. They may be provided complete, or as a basic kit with additional items to be added.

Kits could be offered as part of a fund-raiser supporting a seasonal benevolence, such as the American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, or another organization serving children.

Paper bags and supplies for St Nicholas kits
St. Nicholas Kits


  • Paper bags, lunch sacks or white bakery sacks
  • St. Nicholas stickers (print your own here or others in our shop (sample uses 3 5/16-inch stickers)
  • Labels for the bags (see below)
  • Chocolate Santa to make into St. Nicholas (directions & patterns)
    • Miter for chocolate Santa
    • Metallic gold chenille stem for Chocolate Santa's crozier
  • Clementine or orange, representing the dowry gold
  • Candy cane, representing St. Nicholas' bishop's crozier
  • 3 gold chocolate coins, representing the dowry gold
  • Booklet with St. Nicholas stories
Kits may be pre-assembled or adults may put them together, choosing additional items to supplement the basic kit.

Basic Kit

in addition to the chocolate Santa
Candy crozier
A St. Nicholas story
The Real St. Nicholas

Additional optional Items

or stickers, activity pages, etc.
Bag of gold chocolate coins
Prayer Cards St. Nicholas Center Shop
St. Nicholas Center Shop
Bookmarks to print
Shoe ornament

Small, simple or more elaborate nativity ornaments are available from fair trade organizations 10,000 Villages or Serrv Crafts.

Olive wood from Palestine
Olive wood from Palestine
Dough from Peru
Olive wood from Palestine
Paper bag labels for St Nicholas kits

PDF for sack labels, fits Avery label 8163 (4x2-inches)

Adapted from Amy Julian, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Spearfish, South Dakota. Used by permission.

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