Santa Lucia Day...oops one day late.


Santa Lucia
a very special family tradition that dates back
 before computers!!!!!!!!

We have been out of town for a few days, but yesterday my cute family sent Happy Santa Lucia messages to us.

It is such fun to know that our adult kids now share this tradition with their own "spin on  things" with their children.

Some will have Swedish Oven Pancakes with tons of berry jam and whipping cream.

Others will choose a daughter to wear the Santa Lucia crown of candles, walk around the house singing carols and end with a delicious breakfast.

I LOVE being linked generation to generation.



This is our family who live in Asia....they have so much fun 
celebrating....well Niko...seems to be rather distracted.

In Sweden the little boys and girls wear pastel gowns topped with cone shaped hats, carrying stars. The daughter, who is the chosen Lucia, wears candles set in a garland of greenery.
Today we use battery wreathes!!! Our eldest daughter who was Santa Lucia as little girl, had too many experiences with melted wax in her hair!!

(I can't believe I actually lit candles in my daughter's hair!!!)


Each year I have posted a bit about this wonderful Swedish tradition. If you would like a peek back in time you can click here. There is even a recipe for Swedish Oven Pancakes.
Another fun posting when Funny Bunny Two-Two was small can be found here


Heart Thought:  in my heart, family traditions are the icing on the cake when it comes to raising a family. The cool thing is: I know that each and every one of you have special moments in your lives that you dearly revere. Wish I could listen to your stories. 


Have a great week.
smiles: sharon



Comments

Geri Centonze said…
I love this painting and enjoyed reading about your family's traditions. Wow, real candles in yourr daughter's hair.how times have changed!
Brenda said…
Sharon - what lovely traditions! And even better that they have been handed down to the next generation. Wishing you the happiest of holildays, my friend.
Marcie said…
Love your Santa Lucia lady. What wonderful and inspiring traditions!!