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Stunning Aurora Borealis Images from Norway by Stian Skogvang-Melbye to Wish You Happy Winter Holidays

Aurora Borealis Images by Stian Skogvang-Melbye

To celebrate the Winter Solstice bringing the return of the sun to the northern hemisphere, and to close out 2015 with incredible beauty and peace, I am privileged to be allowed to share a few Aurora Borealis images made by an Instagram friend and Aurora Photographer, Stian Skogvang-Melbye currently living in Trondheim, Norway.

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.

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