Tasha Tudor book - A Time to Keep. It is a book of holiday traditions around the world and has beautiful illustrations. It includes the tradition of Santa Lucia's day and a girl wearing a beautiful crown of candles. The idea of light in winter, feeding the poor, and this beautiful tradition definitely appealed to me as a girl and to me as an adult. So, we celebrate this one Saint's day each winter. It is delicious, simple, and full of life and light.
Crafter note - That journaling card was originally for day 10, but I didn't notice it when I was crafting on the 10th---which is unfortnuate as I had a lot of trouble figuring out the card for day 10 and "might" have thrown a messed up card in the general direction of my mom in frustration late at night... Sigh... in any case, I like this one and it fit really well here so I peeled off the 0 and made it the 13th. This was also a reminder to look at my foundation and see what great plans I prepped for days ahead so I can use them and take advantage of the preparations I made!