“Lucy’s feast is on 13 December, in Advent. Her feast once coincided with the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, before calendar reforms, so her feast day has become a festival of light.[7]

This is particularly seen inย Scandinavian countries, with their long dark winters. There, a young girl dressed in a white dress and a red sash (as the symbol of martyrdom) carries palms and wears a crown or wreath of candles on her head. In Denmark, Norway and Sweden, girls dressed as Lucy carry rolls and cookies in procession as songs are sung. It is said that to vividly celebrate St. Lucy’s Day will help one live the long winter days with enough light.”ย  Source:ย  Wikipedia

So we thought tonight would be a good night to turn on the outside lights.

4-H Cookie Decorating Party.
I just had to share this picture from 7 years ago! Grandpa Bob and Grandma Jen had brought us one of their trees and we were decorating.
I have to post these once in a while…I just learned yesterday that my little brother has made 54 dozen of different varieties of Christmas cookies…I am not even close to that.