Saturday, December 13, 2008
This morning the girls woke us up by coming in the room early (while it was still dark) wearing their new Saint Lucia dresses and crowns and said "Saint Lucia invites you to breakfast." They brought in coffee and sweet cake for breakfast. Then we all gathered up on our bed and enjoyed breakfast together.
We have this Christmas tradition that the girls work on this (often with Grammy's help) and plan it and help us celebrate Saint Lucia Day (Dec. 13). This year was extra special because Grammy made them new gowns (their Christmas present) and Daddy was home to help us continue on in this family tradition. In the past, the girls have made make shift gowns out of night gowns and kitchen trash bags, but now they have dresses that will last for years to come.
This is one of my favorite holiday traditions. This idea came after we read the Kirsten AG books. I grew up in the midwest where Scandinavian traditions were quite common.
Even in the midst of our chaos and mess, it is still important to have things that make this time feel special for the Christmas season.
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