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<p>anyone got plans or good ideas for saint lucias day?</p>
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<p>looking for fun things for the wee ones. :D</p>
 

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<p>here are a few simple ideas....gotta love the candlelight!</p>
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<p><a href="http://www.ehow.com/how_7719_celebrate-st-lucia.html" target="_blank">http://www.ehow.com/how_7719_celebrate-st-lucia.html</a></p>
 

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<p>My husband is Swedish so we celebrate Lucia every year. I recommend checking your community for a Swedish Heritage School (think Saturday mornings), a Swedish Society or a Swedish Lutheran Church. They would all be hosting a Lucia celebration that you could attend.</p>
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<p>You could even try learning the chorus of the most famous Lucia song.</p>
<p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2-Q_ObdE-4" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2-Q_ObdE-4</a></p>
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<p>Definitely talk about the darkness and the importance of the light. Lots of candles and some special baked treats will help set the mood. :)</p>
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<p>HTH</p>
 

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<p>I realized St. Lucia's Day has come and gone but I hope you don't me sharing a few ideas you might want to file away for next year. :)</p>
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<p>*I made a Lucia Crown for my daughter to wear and a simple white pillowcase dress with a red ribbon sash so that she could dress up as St. Lucia for the special brunch we hosted for a group friends. I have pics of the crown here: <a href="http://berrybramblecottage.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/a-celebration-of-goodness-and-light/" target="_blank">http://berrybramblecottage.wordpress.com/2010/12/14/a-celebration-of-goodness-and-light/</a>   There are also tutorials for needle felted Lucia crowns that are beautiful and one for a crown made out of heavy craft paper (we made this one in years past). Crowns can also be purchased from this website and then decorated with fresh greenery every year: <a href="http://www.hemslojd.com/xmas_lucia.html" target="_blank">http://www.hemslojd.com/xmas_lucia.html</a></p>
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<p>*Costume gifts were made for the little ones who came to brunch so that they could help St Lucia with her tasks.</p>
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<p>*Candles- We lit candles all around the house and had a fire roaring while we put the finishing touches on our brunch and read stories about light, St. Lucia, and Sweden.</p>
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<p>*The highlight of breakfast was a braided bread crown topped with six beeswax candles.</p>
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<p>*For crafts we made window stars to "catch the light" and made an assortment of molded beeswax ornaments to share with nearby friends and neighbors.</p>
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<p>Next year when our little girl is a wee bit older, we're going to try to arrange for her and a few of her friends to bring Lucia buns and the joyful sound of little voices singing holiday songs to a local retirement home where I often volunteer.</p>
 
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