I decided to hunker down today and sew a Santa Lucia dress for Lexie. The pattern I used was actually for an angel costume, but it’s close enough. Making the dress was challenging, but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. When we got home from after-school activities, Lexie put on the dress (it fit!) and led us in a little kringle ceremony.
I ordered this Santa Lucia ornament from Grandma Marilyn’s Victorian Trading Company catalog, thinking it would be a great way to commemorate Lexie’s days of portraying Santa Lucia. And when Lexie outgrows this tradition, Lily is ready and willing to take over!