I called one of my church friends, Laura, last night and asked her if she would like a very small Saint Lucia to deliver her some saffron buns. Of course she said that she would love it.
Alison and I prepared a tray to take to her and a nice mug of hot tea.
Traditionally, the oldest daughter would dress in a white dress with a red sash, white for Saint Lucia's purity and the red because she is a martyr.
We didn't have a white dress so we used a white and red playsilk instead :)
also the daughter normally wears a crown of candles...maybe next year, this year Alison got to carry her light as a wooden star in a heart on her tray.
Alison delivering her buns to Ms. Laura (who lives a quick elevator ride upstairs)
We stayed and chatted for a bit and talked about Saint Lucia, Laura told us about how they celebrated Saint Lucia in Italy. Her and her husband were lucky enough to be stationed in Italy for a few years.
Happy Saint Lucia Day!
We had a lovely morning and I am looking forward to doing it again next year!