How to Make "Punched Tin" Paper Angels

Punched Tin Paper Angels

Very simple "punched tin" paper angel ornament to make with the kids!

Since I celebrate both Guadalupe Day (December 12th) and St. Lucy Day (December 13th), I became very excited when I came up with this little ornament idea  -  a perfect ornament that blends two cultures whose special celebrations fall so close together. 

Scrambled Pancakes from Austria! A Little Holiday Story!


 Kaiserschmarren image by Robert Lender

Kaiserschmarren! Scrambled Pancakes! A favorite treat in Austria anytime of the year but especially at Christmas.

Christmas is Coming! And St. Nicholas Day! And St. Lucy Day! And Novena! And Winter Solstice!

St. Lucy, Star Boy, Scandi-gnome and Tomte

December is here! Christmas is 24 days away! And for many of us the daily countdown has begun!

Happily there are lots of days to celebrate between now and the 24th. And one of them is St. Lucy Day on December 13th. To celebrate, I just completed these adorable Scandinavian figures made using cardboard cones from Yarnia.

Create a Reflection of Your Ancestry with a Yarn Star Garland

Yarn Star Garland - Heritage Reflections at Christmas

Make a family heritage garland to celebrate the holiday season!

Every yarn star on my garland represents a part of my heritage - countries of my ancestors. The colors and designs are derived from the flag of each country and the center of each holds a small mirror - a reflection of who I am and where I came from.

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