Lucia crafts (candle wreath crown for girls, star hat for boys) to celebrate the traditional Scandinavian holiday that focuses on bringing light into the darkness of winter, and also (in some Scandinavian countries) ushers in the Christmas season.
Skip the cinnamon. Swedish Christmas rice pudding - my mom makes this for us every year. She adds cardamom, though, and one almond to be found by "whoever is the next to marry". Ok, mom, I get the hint! via Donal Skehan