Angels come with St. Nicholas in Ukraine and other Eastern European countries including Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, and Slovenia. Sometimes the angel comes with a devil, keeping the devil under control so he doesn't harm anyone. The angels also write children's deeds in St. Nicholas book, making a record of behavior. When they are with the good saint they help give treats and gifts to children.
Here's a pattern to make an angel. Keep the angel to write your good deeds on the back.
Either 1) make the angel ahead of St. Nicholas Day to have time to record good deeds or 2) write good deeds during Advent. Angels are known to carry messages to the gift-giver Christkindl.
- Pattern printed on heavy stock
- Crayons, markers, embellishments, if desired, to decorate angels
- Cut-out angel figure
- Decorate angel as desired
- List one's good deeds on the back
Angels made by students at Josyf Cardinal Slipyj School, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada.
By Halyna McEvoy and Nataliya Shevchuk, Josyf Cardinal Slipyj School, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada. Used by permission.