Traditions with Shyla Colt (Holidays with the Authors Special Guest Post)

The Feast of St Nicholas by Shyla Colt

One of my favorite traditions to follow during the holidays is celebrating the Feast of St. Nicholas. As a Catholic, my family celebrates the man behind the legend of Santa. Nicholas of Myra was a real person who did make toys for boys and girls but also conducted great acts of charity. He didn’t fill stockings with toys; he filled socks hanging to dry with gold coins that kept the males of the family from selling their females into a life of prostitution. A harsh reality back then for those who couldn’t afford to feed their families. On December 6th, the children find stockings, chocolate gold coins, and little gifts left behind by “St. Nick.” I’m a history buff, so keeping the memory of a real person and the amazing things they did alive makes me feel like I’m doing my part to preserve what happened long before I walked the earth.

Do you have any holiday traditions? What are they?

About the Author:

Told once ‘You have to be an author, then your craziness becomes eccentrics’, Shyla Colt has always been in love with the written word and possessed a desire to write. Named after Super Girl in the comics, she often mistakes her mortality for super hero status. So, she holds many hats, Mother, Marine Wife, and writer are her top three.  Writing allows her to explore new venues, face her demons, and touch others. A huge practitioner of paying it forward, and putting in what you want to get out, she hopes to inspire, enlighten, move, and entertain you with her work. Mixing humor, drama, and strong women, often with a paranormal element, she continues to soldier ahead in the writing field from her So-Cal home. One of her favorite things is talking to fans.  If you’d like to learn more or just drop a line, please check her out at

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