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Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 holiday season is quickly approaching, and it’s clear that Christmas shopping will look a little different this year. Trade in the frantic hustle and bustle of a masked-up trip to the mall by supporting small businesses and ordering online! We know it can be tricky to choose the perfect gift for your loved ones. That's why we’ve created this Piper Gift Guide to take all the guess-work out of the holiday season! Read on to find the perfect gift for each of your loved ones. Teaser Tumbler Gift Set For the one on the go If you have someone on your Christmas list who is always running and never has time to sit still, look no further than...

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Family Christmas Traditions: Santa Lucia Day

When my sisters and I read Kirsten's Surprise (an American Girls story about a pioneer girl from Sweden), we were inspired to recreate the Swedish tradition of Santa Lucia Day. Santa Lucia Day, also called St. Lucy's Day, is on December 13. It celebrates the legend of Saint Lucy bringing food to persecuted Christians in the catacombs during the 3rd century. Legend says that she carried candles in a wreath on her head, so that she could see while keeping her hands free to bring provisions. Because it used to be celebrated on the shortest day of the year, Santa Lucia Day has become a festival of lights. In Scandinavia, girls dress in white dresses with a white sash, with...

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