Lucia Christmas card
May all your wishes come true this Christmas and throughout the New Year.
This 1912 postcard image shows the Swedish Lucia tradition.
The oldest girl in the household gets up early on December 13
and makes breakfast. She dons the traditional outfit of white dress,
red sash, and a crown of candles. Then, she and her siblings sing
the Lucia song as they process to their parents' bedroom
to serve them breakfast in bed.
Advent Candles Christmas card
May your Christmas be merry and bright. And, may the afterglow last throughout the coming year.
The card depicts a typical Swedish Advent candle holder.
On the first Sunday in Advent, the first candle is lit.
On each succeeding Sunday, another candle is lit until,
by the fourth Sunday in Advent, all four candles are
glowing, indicating Christmas Day is fast approaching.
Costumed Sledders Christmas card
Have an old-fashioned type of Christmas.
And, may the spirit of the holidays continue
throughout the new year.
This old photo postcard shows a family in traditional folk costumes
from the province of Dalarna. A storage shed is in the background.
The front says “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” in Swedish.