Santa Lucia Day

 Lucia is coming this midwinter’s night

when all is dark and cold.

She’s coming and wearing a crown of light,

she wishes you peace and Christmas joy,

she’s bringing you love and joy.

 Santa Lucia was a 3rd century martyr who brought food and provisions to Christians hiding from persecution in catacombs. The legend says that in order for her to use both her hands to carry everything, she made a wreath of candles and put it on her head to provide light.

In honor of that, girls today, especially in Sweden and Norway will wake up earlier than the sun on December 13th, dress in white, signifying being pure with Christ through baptism with a red sash that symbolizes the blood of Lucia’s martyrdom. They will walk with a wreath of light on their heads and bring cookies and saffron buns which is also a symbol of showing Christ’s Light traveling to the dark places in the world.

I would have loved to have re-enacted Kirsten’s Christmas story with the dolls, but she still got to celebrate Santa Lucia Day anyway bringing cookies and pretzels and tofee (don’t have saffron buns) to Lily and Katie!

Happy Santa Lucia Day!

More adventures with Kirsten coming up soon! Stay tuned!

Heather

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About jackylina

Hi, I'm Heather (the human) and Jacky (the doll) wanted us to start a blog together about all the dolls in my room. I collect 18"dolls such as American Girl, Carpatina, Magic Attic, and Kidz n Cats. I love dressing them up and creating photo stories for you to enjoy! I'm a Christian and you will see a Christian influence in this blog because I can't help glorifying the Lord!
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7 Responses to Santa Lucia Day

  1. Abbylina says:

    Wow! I’ve seen the girl with the lit wreath on her head, but I didn’t know the story of Santa Lucia…and I’m Swedish! I also didn’t know (or maybe remember) that you have a little teeny weeny Nativity! Awesome!

    • jackylina says:

      Heee! Yep! The dolls get two creches! They’re going to bring the tiny one to VA too! Hee!
      Yeah! Isn’t that so cool about Santa Lucia? And Kirsten’s Christmas story is about that!! So cool! Love those AG stories!

      • Abbylina says:

        Yay! Your Grandma will love it!!!

        That’s so cool that AG would have such a powerful, Christian story. I’ll have to read it sometime. Sorry to all the REAL fans reading this… 😀

      • jackylina says:

        The history of it is in the back of the book, looking in the past, but many of the AG stories have Christian overtones, themes and morals in them. Even the musical has I’m just a poor wafaring stranger in Addys. Molly’s surprise, they go to church and are deeply moved. Yeah, these are really good books ABBY! Heee! I’m not sure how many people are reading this blog anymore, just cause I haven’t been blogging consistently anymore people have dropped off….😛😉 my fault!

  2. Sassafras says:

    Interesting post! I didn’t remember what St. Lucia was if I ever knew, so this post was educational. 🙂
    And with respect to your comment to Abbylina, I still read your blog, but I’ve been incredibly busy this month, so I have quite a backup of blog posts to read. But I still do like to read your posts. 🙂
    ~Sassafras

  3. bennettv says:

    Wow! I didn’t know this story at all! I’m a bad Kirsten fan for not reading up on it sooner! Thank you so much for sharing!! Your scene is so adorable!

    ginnie / http://www.fakingitmostly.com

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