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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 Castle for Christmas Elves and Goodbye to The Yule Lads

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No longer are my Tomte, Jólesvenier, Päkapikk, Tonttu and Nisse hiding among the branches on my Christmas Tree! I have found a perfect castle for them to spend the holiday - when they are not helping Santa that is!!!

Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies: Pepparkakor (Gingerbread Cookies)

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Pepperkaker (Norway), Pepparkakor (Sweden) has become my absolute favorite version of the ubiquitous Christmastime cookie - known as Gingerbread here in the United States.

Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies: Pfeffernüsse

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Pfeffernüsse! Lovely, fragrant, tasty Pfeffernüsse! One of the oldest spicy cookies in northern Europe and known and beloved by the Dutch as Pepernoten! Translation of both words - "pepper nuts"!

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