About 1,700 years ago, St. Nicholas was a generous bishop who gave away all his wealth and became known for helping people. A bishop's robe is red and white. The best-known story about him involves his gift of gold to help a man save his three daughters from slavery. Some stories say he threw the gold in the window, others say the windows were closed so he tossed it down the chimney. The gold landed in the stockings that were hanging by the fire to dry. What Christmas customs do you think came about from this story?