We love traditions, as you may well know if you have read here for any length of time! This year we celebrated a very special day and I am certain we also began a very special tradition. December 13 is St. Lucia Day and we celebrated it for the first time as a family this year. Madison's husband Nicolas is Danish, and in Denmark, St. Lucia Day is celebrated as the Festival of Lights. You can read more about the beautiful traditions celebrating this special day HERE. It is very important for Madison that Nicolas continues to celebrate the special traditions of his beloved Denmark, and she and I thought this would be a special way to do that. Madison made Lussekatter, the traditional sweet bread of St. Lucia Day. I was so proud of her! It was delicious!!
In addition to the day being special for Nicolas and Madison, it was the perfect celebration for Flynn. Flynn and I study many saints during homeschool, and years ago Flynn developed a special devotion to St. Lucy, also known as St. Lucia! We study about her regularly, and she is Flynn's very favorite saint. And finally, she is also special to me because she was born in Italy, which of course holds a most special place in my heart.
We celebrated St. Lucia on Sunday in a simple way by gathering around our table, talking about Danish traditions, reading a book about the Life of Saint Lucia, and enjoying homemade rolls. It was a beautiful way to spend some peaceful time together. Now, as I write this, it is Wednesday morning, and here in Pennsylvania, we are anticipating a major snow event, and Mocha is ready and waiting!
Stay safe and sound, healthy, and cozy my friends.
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