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Celebrating St. Lucy Day!
Submitted by Pam on Thu, 12/13/2012 - 00:07
Tomorrow is St. Lucy Day and to get you into the mood (just in the slightest case you aren't already) I am sharing a few of my favorite sites - new and old - Scandinavian - all!
Almost all Scandinavian!
For those who don't know it, St. Lucy is from Italy originally and you can learn how she is celebrated by some Italians here in this post written for my blog last year by Silvia of "Madame Reynard".
She has decided to go "Scandinavian" herself this year in her celebrations! I am sure you will enjoy this Lucy Day post she just published - lots of great links and inspiration there as well.
(Silvia will be joining us again very soon with a lovely post to kick-off the beautiful series of nativities from the EtsyItaliaTeam.)
Scandinavian magic of all sorts can be found here on Nordic Thoughts ( warning - click and you will be enchanted! :-)). And don't miss this lovely, lovely story "Karl's Wooden Horse" shared on Anna Lena Land.
Two brand new to me Scandinavian crafters will delight your heart and eyes! Hanna's Sjarmerende Jul (Charming Christmas) (thank you Gill!) and Pysselbolaget (who I found thanks to Cassi at The Crafty Crow!)
And this brilliant Danish woven heart artist, Paper Matrix, shares templates for very easy and stunning heart garlands. You just must link over! :-)
Or you can try out a few ideas of your very own using these directions that I shared in November.
December 13th marks the beginning of Scandinavian Christmas - and every day, beginning tomorrow Dec. 13th, Kathryn is hosting Scandinavian crafts and recipes on The Pickled Herring.
It is a lot of work for her to take on this time of year, but I for one appreciate and enjoy visiting every day. I am pretty sure you will too!
And then there is my most favorite Christmas site! Yule (Jol) in Iceland!
I love "opening" the advent calendar each day to see the beautiful and charming illustrations revealed. And of course by now you all know I love the visiting Yule Lads!
But there is much information about Iceland and Christmas to be found and enjoyed - everything from recipes to stories about the Yule Cat and the Yule Tree and history of Yule celebrations in Iceland.
The author also shares images of really beautiful vintage (early 20th century) Christmas cards that were a part of Christmas past in Iceland.
Do yourself a favor and visit!
Happy Lucy Day!