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Raffle! Lucia Party eBook Giveaway!

in Books, Wheel of the Year, Yule

Lucia altarI’m giving away three copies of my new eBook, “A Crown of Candles: How to Throw a Fabulous Lucia Party” !!!!

Just leave a comment below, and I will choose THREE NAMES at random this weekend. I’ll announce the winners here on Monday November 8th.  Best of luck!

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you’ve read my posts about our annual Lucia Party, like this one or this one.  Last year I asked if any of you would appreciate a “how-to” book, and you answered with a resounding “Yes!”  So here it is . . . in time for you to plan your own party, or incorporate some of the ideas into your Winter Solstice or Yule ceremonies and rituals.

Here’s what a few people have said about the eBook & companion website:

“We are in the midst of preparing a celebration about St. Lucia at Midwinter, in a series of seasonal celebrations in the Protestant Church in the Netherlands. We use A Crown of Candles in our preparations. It helps us to understand what St. Lucia is about and we are inspired by the many activities we can choose from. We love the scripts for the ‘Numinous Beings,’ especially the script of the Child of Wonder. Well written and open all to ways of life.” — Berthe van Soest, member of the team Feest van Aarde en Hemel

“You have successfully woven the Spiritual (all those carefully researched Legends and Stories)with the Practical (mouthwatering recipes and bless you for including the instructions on making the Crown of Candles!) into a Solstice Celebration Tapestry that could rightly take its place among anything already established.” — Lady North, British Columbia

“I was entranced with the video you posted last year, and thought it was a delightful way to spend an evening during the holiday season.  When I saw the eBook, I was truly impressed with its beauty and organization. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow.  There is even a sample invitation, recipes, song lists . . . I could go on. I am a fan of Waverly Fitzgerald and she is given a nod in this magnificent collection.  I imagine that my own Santa Lucia party is not far off!” — Jo-Ann S., Michigan

Thanks everybody!  Enjoy!

Thoughtful, sparkling comments. . .

  • Anna Thu - Nov 04th 2010 10:23 am

    It is a wonderful book as far as I’ve seen 🙂 Wishing everyone good luck!

  • Barbara Thu - Nov 04th 2010 10:27 am

    Well what do you know? I was just thinking about this today. It’s been a while since I’ve hosted a part.

    Like all your work, this looks sparkling, magically special!

    Good luck everyone (even me 🙂


  • Jaspenelle Thu - Nov 04th 2010 10:28 am

    This is my comment for my chance to win, thank you for the opportunity!

  • Joanna Thu - Nov 04th 2010 10:38 am

    Thanks Barbara, Anna, Jaspenelle. I hope you all win!!!

  • Craig Olson Thu - Nov 04th 2010 10:47 am

    Oooh, pick me! Pick me!!

  • Joanna Thu - Nov 04th 2010 11:29 am

    LOL!! It continues to amaze me how many people leave comments on Facebook instead of here!

  • Andi Thu - Nov 04th 2010 11:37 am

    I am working on building new traditions with my family, this looks like the perfect inspiration for that 🙂

  • julianne marx Thu - Nov 04th 2010 12:10 pm

    brilliant Joanna!!! this is such a gift you have created! I’m lucky enough to be a guest at your lucia party but I still want this book!!! who knows what the future holds… perhaps someday I will host a party! ??

  • Kim Gilligan Thu - Nov 04th 2010 12:14 pm

    Being of Swedish decent I tried to get my girls to wear the candles on their heads and serve me breakfast. It was a no go. But, I’m planning on starting younger with my two granddaughters. I do make Limpa bread for yule every year and cardamom coffee cake for my swedish mother.

  • Trish Thu - Nov 04th 2010 1:26 pm

    So glad you’ve actually made a book! I’ve been following your parties for years and have made your wonderful chocolates!

  • Heather Thu - Nov 04th 2010 2:41 pm

    Oooh, this sounds wonderful! Thank you for bringing such wonderful gifts — your Tarot deck, ebook offerings and so much more — to us! Bright blessings 🙂

  • Silverlotus Thu - Nov 04th 2010 4:20 pm

    This looks like a lovely book. I’ve read about your past parties and it makes me wish I belonged to such a loving and large community.

  • Roger Thu - Nov 04th 2010 4:40 pm

    Looks like a wonderful book – it would be awesome to have some alternative ideas for the Yule season. Thanks!

  • Louise Harmon Thu - Nov 04th 2010 6:00 pm

    The sneak-peaks you’ve offered of your book look absolutely beautiful, just like your lovely Gaian Tarot. I am looking forward to my copy 🙂

  • BlackBirdie Thu - Nov 04th 2010 6:03 pm

    sounds good!

  • Gail Wood Thu - Nov 04th 2010 6:29 pm

    Whether I win or lose, I win to be in the tribe with such wonderful people. Joanna’s wisdom and humor is admirable and reminds me of how lucky I am. Celebrate good times and good friends!

  • Joanna Thu - Nov 04th 2010 7:01 pm

    Well I wish I could invite all of you lovely people to our party, but our house just isn’t big enough! 🙂 Thanks for leaving comments – looking forward to seeing whose names get pulled out of the hat on Monday!

  • Amy Thu - Nov 04th 2010 7:12 pm

    Your book is absolutely beautiful! (And I am loving my new deck of cards as well 😉 !)

    • Joanna Thu - Nov 04th 2010 9:06 pm

      Thanks Amy. So glad to hear it!

  • Anna.J Thu - Nov 04th 2010 8:30 pm

    Every since I saw that you were writing this book and some excerpts from it I have loved the idea. I think us Scandinavians have forgotten how to celebrate on Bride of Light all together tbh! Looking forward in bringing some new traditions to us this year!

  • Grace Thu - Nov 04th 2010 8:57 pm

    Woo Whoo! Oh, this is a wonderful give away! This will be my first holiday season almost entirely alone…kids grown up and in other places (one with my only grandchild). Partner going across the U.S. to see his family. Only sibling and his family going on a cruise! Even if I don’t win the book, you’ve inspired me make an effort to create a whole new tradition out of the seasons! Thank you!

    • Joanna Thu - Nov 04th 2010 9:07 pm

      Glad to hear it, Grace. Nice to “meet” you!

  • Monia Fri - Nov 05th 2010 12:40 am

    Ohh great it’s available now!! So I try my luck with this giveaway too otherwise I shall be a buyer for sure 🙂

  • Carol Fri - Nov 05th 2010 6:24 am

    Oh, pick me!!! December 13th is my birthday!!

  • Pat Fri - Nov 05th 2010 8:42 am

    Over the years, I’ve enjoyed reading your blog posts about the annual Lucia Party. What a wonderful spirit filled way to honour the season. It would be a great privilege to win one of your new ebooks. Currently, I celebrate the winter season with a Celtic New Year’s Party, usually held within the first week of November. Last year, with the move to a new town and home, I invited my new neighbours and friends to a Winter Solstice and tree trimming celebration. It was such a success that I plan to continue the tradition. Keeping my fingers crossed for luck and wishing all other members of this community the same good fortune.

  • Carolyn Cushing Fri - Nov 05th 2010 11:35 am

    Another beautiful resource by Joanna to inspire us. How could I not take a chance!

    Hope the launch is going well!

  • xJane Fri - Nov 05th 2010 12:48 pm

    Good luck to everyone—there are three very lucky people in the future 🙂

  • Amanda Sat - Nov 06th 2010 5:12 pm

    This is wonderful Joanna! How inspiring and thanks for sharing such a gift of bringing magic and light to the Season!

  • Kelly Sun - Nov 07th 2010 3:06 am

    If I don’t win I’m buying myself one anyway! 🙂

  • sigaliris Sun - Nov 07th 2010 7:12 am

    I hope I’m not too late to put my name in the hat. Searching for new traditions–if that’s not too much of a contradiction–and this looks like a beautiful one. My daughter was in a Waldorf pre-school and once received a Lucia serenade at dawn from older students. She has never forgotten that!

  • Mariele Sun - Nov 07th 2010 1:25 pm

    Thank you for this book. My granddaughter is named Lucy. We are already planning a St. Lucia Party December 13th.

  • Joanna Mon - Nov 08th 2010 8:01 am

    Between here and Facebook, I had 55 entries! Thanks everybody!!

    I wrote down all the names on pieces of paper and tossed them into a bowl and mixed them up. (Low tech here.) Craig pulled 3 names out, and one more floated to the ground, so I decided to give away 4!

    And the raffle winners are: Jessica Olsen, Pat Boutilier, Joanne Kucinskas and Julia Clay. Woo hoo! I’ll send you each an email.

    Hoping the rest of you will want to buy a copy. Thanks and Blessings!