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Happy Yule Lad Day. Come Meet My Christmas Elves!

Yule Lad Day gathering of Nisse, Tomte, Nisser, Tomtuu, Pakappik, Sami and Yule Lads!

December 12th! Yule Lads, known in Iceland as Julesvenier, begin coming down from high peaks and mountain valleys of Iceland to deliver treats to good children.

Embroidered Version of Norwegian Primstav Calendar: Second Half of Summer Side

Embroidered Primstav

I have had so many inquires about my embroidered Norwegian Primstav calendar and I want to say to everyone who is following the progress made on this project, thank you so much for you patience and your interest. And for keeping this project uppermost in my mind. It is the first project I have touched in months and now I can't keep my hands and mind off of it! So again, thank you!

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas: A Lovely Prince Cake

Prince Cake for 12th Night!

On the Eleventh Day of Christmas: A lovely and traditional celebratory cake fresh out of the oven!

Prince Cake for 12th Night!

And by morning, it is disappearing fast!

Feliz Navidad! How-to Celebrate by Making Easy Mini Ristra Ornaments and Gift Toppers

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Today, December 16th is the beginning of the 9 days of Las Posadas - a centuries old tradition in Mexico and in many towns and villages in New Mexico in which the search for "a room in the inn" is re-enacted every night until Christmas. Children and their parents wander through their neighborhood visiting home after home until finally they are welcomed in for delicious holiday treats and singing and sometimes breaking of a pinata.

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!

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