Can hardly believe that 3rd Advent Sunday is behind us already!!!
Here is a short summary of what I’ve been up to lately:
♥ Baking gingerbread biscuits…
(First time in years that I’ve made “proper” ones, using cutters.)
♥ Writing lots of Christmas cards
(Collage below put together from some scanned outgoing ones)
♥ Christmas shopping at the Mall across town
(where I also ran into Santa and his reindeer)
♥ Helping Santa with wrapping presents (to myself) (Why not?)
(Tip: If you got it in a nice bag from the store when you bought it, you can use the bag as wrapping paper - even if it’s not paper!)
♥ Gradually putting up my Christmas decorations at home.
Also bought a new cushion for the club chair in my living room… The print “sort of” matches my (all-year-round) curtains + cushions on my sofa… (Sometimes it doesn’t take more than a small thing like that to make a difference in a room…)
♥ Been out looking for the Christmas Spirit in the city center.
Some people claim that it seems to have gone missing from there this year; and I have to admit there is some undeniable truth to that rumour…
… So one has to keep looking harder!
There was supposed to be a Lucia parade with dressed-up children on Saturday around noon. Not really a great turnout (considering that we’re a town of around 110.000 inhabitants).
Things improved when Lucia & her maidens showed up, though.
If you’ve been following my blog over a few years, you will know that each year, in most Swedish towns, a St. Lucia + maidens are elected to give concerts for charity around town throughout the weeks before Christmas. Some in public outdoors like this; some in places like churches and schools and hospitals and old people’s homes. They sing Christmas songs and hymns, and special Lucia songs. On St. Lucy’s day on December 13th, many churches and schools etc. also have their own Lucia celebrations (with their own Lucia).
I recorded a video clip of one song; hopefully you’ll be able to both see and hear it by clicking this link: https://youtu.be/Xrusr5xgjYI
Linking to: Through My Lens