St. Lucia Day

12 Days of Scandinavian Christmas Begins Today on The Pickled Herring

!2 Days of Scandinavian Christmas  Begins Today!

Today is finally here! The first Day of the 12 Days of Scandinavian Christmas!!

And you don't want to miss it!

Kathryn at the Pickled Herring is hosting the 12 Days of Scandinavian Christmas again this year and has invited me to participate!

Apple and Green Chile Scandi Heart Empanadas to Celebrate Lucia Day and Guadalupe Day.

Apple and Green Chile Empanadas

"Apple and Green Chile Empanadas" to celebrate both the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Dec. 12th) and Lucia Day (Dec. 13th)!

I am not from Mexico nor Catholic, and there is no Scandinavian blood in my recent ancestry, but I always celebrate December 12th and 13th - and quite often by blending the two cultural traditions that have so completely influenced my art, craft, heart and Winter Holiday celebrations.

Two Awesome How-to's For Celebrating St. Lucy Day!

Heart Lattice pattern - "55 Christmas Balls to Knit by Arne and Carlos

One of the best parts of "flying the Christmas blog by the seat of my pants" this year is that I am open to possibilities!!  So! thanks to two lovely friends, I am sharing links to two most excellent ways to celebrate St. Lucy Day - in fact all of Scandinavian Christmas - which starts tomorrow!

A Handy Guide to Christmas and Winter Holiday Crafting at Gingerbreadsnowflakes!

Christmas and Winter Holiday Crafting at Gingerbreadsnowflakes!

Just a reminder! Visit my Flickr Albums to find links to holiday tutorials written during this past yearÂ…

Five Years Blogging Anniversary Giveaway #3: Scandinavian Shaved Wood Ornament Kits by Olsen's Scandinavian Ornaments

Shaved Wood Ornaments made from a kit!

Scandinavian Shaved Wood Ornament Kit from Olsen's Scandinavian Ornaments! Everything is included, except a bit of glue, to make your very own shaved wood ornaments - shaved wood curls, clips for holding while glue dries, string for hanging and instructions! Perfect family activity to celebrate St. Lucy Day!

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