Hello! It’s Lisa again, bringing you our final post of this event: Day 12 in our 12 Days of Christmas and Holiday Cheer.
To round off our 12 days of sales and special treats in the shop, today for ONE DAY ONLY all Oscraps Collaborations are on sale for only $3.00 each!! That is less than half price for these amazing, huge kits – WOW!!
To assist in your shopping, I thought I might show you a few of my favorite O collabs not already featured in the ad. Take a look!
Aren’t they gorgeous? You simply can’t go wrong with an Oscraps collab kit!
Since tomorrow is St. Lucia day in Sweden, and since one of our very own Cheery-Os, Eva (tanteva), is from Sweden, I thought today we might take a moment to learn a bit about that custom. Eva was kind enough to assist me with this post and to share some wonderful information about her traditions. Here’s what she had to say:
Early in the morning of December 13 we are celebrating Lucia in Sweden. Usually kids dress up and sing for school friends, teachers and parents. One girl is chosen to be Lucia – she gets to wear the crown and a red ribbon. The rest of the girls are “tärnor” (maids) and they wear tinsel instead and carry candles. Boys can be either “stjärngossar” (star boys) or “tomtar” (elves). The star boys wear big cones with stars on their head and carry a star on a stick. Elves look like … elves. Also, kids can dress up as gingerbread men.
Songs that are sung are both Christmas songs and special songs for Lucia. It takes about 30-60 minutes. After that, everyone enjoys coffee/tea/hot cocoa and gingerbread and the special “lussebulle” (Lucia bun). That is a bun made with saffron in it, to make it really golden. Here’s a recipe: http://www.globalgourmet.com/food/sp…#axzz1fN7kY11p
My own personal Lucia tradition is to get up early – much earlier than usual – and watch the broadcast on TV from the annual Lucia celebration. It’s a different choir who gets chosen every year for this. I make me a sandwich and a mug of hot cocoa, and I sit in the dark house just looking at the celebration on TV. Usually, I’m all alone, because DH and DS are not interested.
I found an entire Lucia show on Youtube if you have an hour to spend: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Et_ZXk3zzpg
And here is a cute little clip showing what it can look like (and sound like) when it’s not professionals singing
Thank you so much, Eva, for sharing your holiday traditions with us!
Photo of The Day: Candles
St. Lucia is traditionally associated with light and candles. Many advent wreaths and, of course, the Hanukkah menorah feature candles as well. So for your Photo of the Day assignment today we would like to see your photos of candles.
Like other holiday lights, candles can be somewhat tricky to capture. So to assist you with today’s assignment, I’ve found some helpful hints and tips online:
Photography Mad has a wonderful tutorial for photographing candles which can be found HERE.
For everyone here at Oscraps, THANK YOU all so much for joining us these past 12 days! We hope you have enjoyed this event every bit as much as we have enjoyed hosting it for you. May you all have a very happy and blessed holiday season!!