Thursday, December 13, 2007

Saint Lucia Day

Kirsten's Surprise is an excellent choice for our St. Lucia Day reading this year. Kirsten is from a Swedish pioneer family in the 1850s. After reading A Pioneer Sampler and A Pioneer Christmas, this book fits in perfectly!

Annika's Secret Wish is a lovely Swedish Christmas picture book.

Lucia, Child of Light is a complete resource with history, traditions, recipes, and ideas for creating your own Saint Lucia Day celebration.

Our Sweden Coloring Book includes so much more than just Christmas in Sweden. This coloring book has crafts, recipes, songs, traditions, famous people, and Sweden's map and flag. What a fun way to learn about our heritage!

I'll be posting pictures from our celebration tomorrow, but here is a link for more information if you would like to create your own Saint Lucia Day today.

Hope, like the gleaming taper's light,
Adorns and cheers our way,
And still, as darker grows the night
Emits a brighter ray.

~Oliver Goldsmith


Barb said...

Happy St. Lucia's Day. Thanks for the reminder!

Donna Boucher said...

Happy St. Lucia's Day!

I made my 18 year old wear the homemade crown of candles and make Katie and me cinnamon rolls!!!

I took really bad photos :o)

She was a good sport!

Sarah at SmallWorld said...

Hmmm...this post makes me wonder where our copy of _Annika's Secret Wish_ is. It isn't on the rack with the rest of the Christmas books, and it's one of my favorites! Thanks for the reminder!