Not part of my heritage, this one: they do it in Sweden.  One of the young ladies of the household is supposed to dress in white with a crown of lit candles and bring everybody their breakfast.  There are special saffron buns.  This is another of those feastdays where it’s cold and dark, and you attach something heart warming to the nearest available peg, but I still like the idea.  It is not, of course, the darkest light of the year, but it may have been in the days when the calendar had gone wrong.  I dont’ think we’ll do the St Lucy thing in our house, but I do plan to light candles this evening.

Decorations: candles, light, white and gold
Food; yummy cakes, breakfast, saffron buns , coffee 

Hooray for: eyes, light