Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Favorite Christmas tradition

At Cosmo Cricket the challenge is  Holiday Traditions.

So this card is about my favorite tradition - to celebrate Lucia on the 13th of December. It is such a nice start to the holidays. The paper I've used is from Honey Pie which I think worked absolutely perfect for Christmas too.
I've used sketch # 164 from Cardpositioning systems,

St Lucia was a young girl who was martyred, killed for her faith, in 304AD. The most common story told about St Lucia is that she would secretly bring food to the persecuted men in Rome, who lived in hiding in the catacombs under the city. She would wear candles on her head so she had both her hands free to carry things.

St. Lucia's Day is celebrated by a girl dressing in a white dress with a red sash round her waist and a crown of candles on her head. The crown is made of Lingonberry branches which are evergreen and symbolise new life in winter. She goes from house to house early on Lucia morning serving coffee and Lusskatter (buns flavoured with saffron and dotted with raisins) while singing a beautiful Lucia song.


Kylie said...

What a simply adorable card! Love your cute image and what a great sketch to work with!
Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

Have a wonderful 2011!
Take Care, Hugs,
Kylie X

Andrea said...

This is a beautiful card, and such a wonderful tradition!
Thank you for playing along with us this week :)

Sabrina said...

I just love the cute stamp on your beautiful card!