My grandfather was Swedish, and many of the the ornaments I have are from Sweden. Christmas is celebrated for almost two months in Sweden, with December 13th being St. Lucia's Day. Traditionally, the eldest daughter in a family dons a headwreath with candles and serves the family St. Lucia buns (Lussekatter) and coffee in bed. Many of the tree ornaments are made of straw and wood. Typical for the simple life of the Swedish countryside. The Candle Carousel is an old European tradition stemming from the invention of the windmill. When you light candles, the heat makes the carousel spin. Natural energy! I hope you have a lovely Christmas. God Jul!
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