Saintly Sketches: St. Nicholas Day Celebrated with Piccles

Jon Zajac
Jon Zajac

Jon is Cofounder & Chief Product Officer at Piccles

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Welcoming St. Nicholas Day

Celebrated on the 6th of December, St. Nicholas Day ushers in the festive spirit of the holiday season. This day honors St. Nicholas of Myra, known for his secret gift-giving and acts of kindness. Traditionally, children put their shoes out the night before and awaken to find them filled with treats or small presents, courtesy of St. Nicholas. It's a day that conjures warm feelings of generosity and the joy of simple surprises.

Piccles: A New Canvas for Holiday Cheer

This St. Nicholas Day, introduce a delightful twist to your celebrations with Piccles. As a digital canvas for collective creativity, Piccles offers a way for people to express their holiday joy through digital drawing. In the spirit of giving, which is central to this day, Piccles invites people of all ages to contribute to a tapestry of festive pictures. It's a unique and interactive element that can add color and personal touch to the holiday's traditional activities.

Crafting St. Nicholas Day Traditions with Piccles

Embrace Piccles as a new part of your St. Nicholas Day festivities. Envision children drawing digital shoes to be virtually 'filled' with drawings of treats and gifts. Families can share and reflect on each other's artwork, deepening their connection and celebrating the spirit of giving which defines the holiday. Use Piccles to initiate a modern tradition of creating digital St. Nicholas Day cards, spreading cheer to friends and family across distances. Let each Piccles drawing capture the essence of St. Nicholas's generosity, creating a shared experience that's both heartwarming and uniquely enjoyable.

Certified fresh Piccles prompts

  1. St. Nicholas Boots Illustration: People can draw their own version of St. Nicholas's boots, filling them with gifts they'd like to give or receive, fostering a festive spirit and kindness.
  2. Saintly Scenes: People can illustrate scenes from St. Nicholas' life, which can be educational and foster an understanding of the holiday's origins.
  3. Naughty or Nice Meter: People create a meter ranging from naughty to nice and place themselves on it, sparking light-hearted discussion and self-reflection.
  4. Draw Your Secret Santa: People anonymously draw the person they picked for secret Santa, which can add an extra layer of fun and guesswork to the tradition.
  5. St. Nick Caricatures: Participants can draw humorous caricatures of St. Nicholas, which can help lighten the mood and foster creativity.
  6. Gift-giving Moment Sketch: People illustrate their favorite gift-giving moment, which can remind everyone of the joy of sharing and the warmth of past celebrations.
  7. St. Nicholas Day Feast: Individuals draw their ideal St. Nicholas Day feast, encouraging discussions about cultural dishes and holiday traditions.
  8. Mythical Companions: Participants draw mythical companions of St. Nicholas, such as Krampus or Zwarte Piet, engaging with folklore and sparking conversation about different cultural practices.
  9. Reindeer Doodle: People can draw their own versions of Santa's reindeer, personalizing the holiday experience with their own creative touches.
  10. Wish List Cartoons: People create cartoons of items on their St. Nicholas Day wish list, which can be a playful way to share desires and expectations.
  11. Holiday Greeting Cards: People design their own St. Nicholas Day greeting cards, allowing them to send personalized well-wishes digitally.
  12. Gold Coins Creation: Participants draw the gold coins traditionally left by St. Nicholas, which can be a fun historical reference to the old legends.
  13. Winter Wonderland Scenes: People illustrate their ideal winter wonderland scene, encouraging them to embrace the joy and beauty of the festive season.
  14. St. Nicholas Day Parade Float Design: Participants design a St. Nicholas Day parade float, which can spark creativity and discussions about public celebrations.
  15. Charitable Acts Depiction: People illustrate acts of charity they would like to do or have done, highlighting the importance of generosity on St. Nicholas Day.
  16. Family Portrait in St. Nicholas Hats: People can draw a portrait of their family or friends wearing St. Nicholas hats, fostering a sense of togetherness and holiday cheer.
  17. St. Nicholas Day Storyboard: Individuals create a storyboard of the story of St. Nicholas, which can be a creative way to share and learn about the history of the day.
  18. Ornament Design Contest: Participants design a St. Nicholas Day themed ornament, which can be used as part of a virtual contest or simply for fun.
  19. Candy Drawing Challenge: People draw their favorite candies typically received on St. Nicholas Day, which can be a sweet way to bond over shared tastes.
  20. St. Nicholas Day Time Capsule: Individuals illustrate what they would put in a time capsule to be opened next St. Nicholas Day, allowing reflection on the passing of time and personal growth.
  21. Elf Yourself Portraits: Participants create self-portraits as elves, which can be entertaining and highlight the playful side of the holiday season.
  22. Historical Milestone Timelines: People draw timelines of historical milestones related to St. Nicholas Day, contributing to an educational perspective on the evolution of the holiday.
  23. Santa's Workshop Blueprints: Individuals create a blueprint of what they imagine Santa's workshop looks like, fostering creativity and problem-solving as they think about design and layout.
  24. Festive Footwear Fashion: Participants design festive shoes inspired by the boots St. Nicholas is known to fill with gifts, allowing them to express their fashion sense and creativity.
  25. Past and Present Comparison: People can draw a comparative illustration of how they celebrated St. Nicholas Day in the past versus the present, encouraging them to reflect on personal traditions and changes over time.