Thursday, December 13, 2012

'Tis the Season: Day 13

Remember the American Girl Kristen?

It was from her that I first learned about the tradition of Saint Lucia and wondered why my Swedish ancestors didn't continue the tradition after coming to America.  Ever since, I loved celebration of Saint Lucia coming in the early morning hours to bring light and sweets to the inhabitants of the house.  Besides the very cool fact of wearing a crown of candles, I loved the symbolism of her coming with light to overcome the darkness and to offer the "sweet" life of the gospel.

P.S. If I was to ever do a Christmas wedding, I'd do it Swedish just like this.

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