St. Lucia's Day Greeting Card
St. Lucy is known in Scandinavia is also known as St. Lucia, and the St. Lucia Day events center around the return of the light and blessing the folk.
Often depicted in white with a red sash and a crown of candles, processions carry torches, candles, and saffron buns through and around buildings to bless them with the light.
On Lussinatta, the Lussi Night, is Dec. 13 in Sweden, the Lussi leads her mischievous followers (collectively, the Lussiferda) on a wild ride through Yule. The time between Dec. 13 and Yule is known to be a dangerous time, where elves, trolls, spirits, and the dead wander about seeking to abduct naughty children and folk who happen to be out later than they should.
If you plant wheat grains on St. Lucy's night, you will have new shoots just in time for Christmas.
Image on front by Adèle Söderberg (1880-1915). Blank inside.