Children in Canada and the US leave cookies and milk for Santa.
British and Australian children leave out sherry and mince pies.
Swedish children leave rice porridge.
This giving tradition comes from the Norse Mythology of Odin where he was said to have an eight legged horse named Sleipner. Children were said to leave carrots for Sleipner in hopes that Odin would stop with gifts.
The origine of cookies and milk is built on the message “Give and you may just receive” and this great message continues to get passed down from generation to generation.