(From Wiki) Saint Lucia's Day (sometimes Lucy for short) is the Church feast day dedicated to Saint Lucy and is observed on the 13th of December. Its modern day celebration is generally associated with Sweden and Norway but is also observed in Denmark, Italy,Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Hungary, Malta, Bosnia, Bavaria, Croatia, Slovakia, Spain and St. Lucia, West Indies. In the United States it is celebrated by little girls getting super creative with extra garland, sheets, and paper candles.
HEHE. ok, I added that part! Andy and I actually learned about this Nordic holiday while in China. Each year, we loved visiting a local art gallery run by Nordic friends, sipping mulled wine (ok, I hated that part!) and watching this beautiful performance. Lots of young women dressed in white led in procession signing Santa Lucia and other Christmas carols. It was really beautiful.
Grapes is creative. We all know that. And on St. Lucia's Day she gave us a really fun performance. We made the costume and she came down the stairs to the hauntingly beautiful song Santa Lucia. There are varying stories on the life of Santa Lucia, and it's not a holiday we normally celebrate. But this year, creativity, the calender, and our warm memories of celebrating St. Lucia's day in China collided for a fun morning!
Each one of these little ones is fearfully and wonderfully made. Your works are wonderful God, I know that full well! Psalm 139