St. Nicholas Display & Activity Kits
These sample press releases from St. Paul Episcopal Church, Munster, Indiana, and the posters from the Cathedral of St. Paul, Erie, Pennsylvania, and Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, British Columbia, may help you develop your own publicity when hosting the kits.
A new programs at __________________ Church in _______________ will help answer little ones’ questions about the origin of Santa Claus.
____________________________ Church, address, will host a St. Nicholas exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 to Dec. 5. Displays include photos, icons, St. Nicholas traditions in other countries and hands-on activities for children of all ages, all provided by the St. Nicholas Center in Holland, Mich.
Sixteen story boards give background to the saint, his life story, stories and legends, and show how he has influenced faith traditions and customs around the world. St. Nicholas’ development into American Santa Claus is also included, and the saint is held up as an example for living.
Activities include a three-minute introductory video, PowerPoint: And Now We Call Him Santa Claus, wood-mounted puzzles, paper miter-folding with instructions and three rubbing plates: St. Nicholas gives gold to rescue three young women, St. Nicholas visits a family and St. Nicholas is the patron saint of children.
Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. To arrange an evening or docent-led group tour, call contact info.
ST. NICHOLAS EXHIBIT | Place
_________________________ Church will host a St. Nicholas Exhibit from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 30 to Dec. 5 at the church, address. Displays include photos, icons, St. Nicholas traditions in other countries and hands-on activities for children of all ages. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free. Call to arrange an evening or docent-led group tour. Contact info
ST. NICHOLAS DINNER | Place
______________________________ Church will have a St. Nicholas Dinner, celebrating the patron saint of children, sailors and those in need, beginning at 5 p.m. Dec. 6 in the ___________________________, location. A Prime Rib/Turkey Breast entree will be served. Vegan selections can be arranged. Joyous seasonal music will be provided by the ______________________. Our honored Advent Saint will share his story. To honor St. Nicholas, new hats, scarves, mittens and gloves as well as board games and books will be collected to distribute to children throughout the area. Tickets for the dinner are $12 for adults and $6 for children eight and younger. Reservations need to be made by 9 a.m. Dec. 1, by phone contact info
Ready-to-Use Publicity Materials Word .docx files for posters, flyers, door hangers, and a PDF file for a large banner
St. Nicholas and Community Outreach how one church used the kits
Press release and notices from Pat Kincaid, St. Paul Episcopal Church, Munster, Indiana. Used by permission.