Hello there! Whew! November? All ready? It sure snuck up on me this year! Happy-Day-After -Thanksgiving! (because that's totally a legitimate holiday :)
Anyways. Here are my dolls' costumes for All Saints Day (which was Nov. 1. don't laugh)
Lily dressed up as St. Bernadette
St. Bernadette was a little French girl from Lourdes, France. When she
was fourteen years old, Our Lady appeared to her in a grotto (a niche in
a rock) and gave her a very important message for the whole world.
You can read more about Saint Bernadette here.
Here we have Bridget dressed as St. Elizabeth of Hungary.
Fun Fact: I took her as my Confirmation saint :)
As you can see, St. Elizabeth was a Hungarian princess in the
early part of the 13th century ( High Middle Ages ).
She married the landgrave of Thuringia (Germany) and, after his
death devoted the rest of her short life to the poor and sick, founding
many hospitals. Read more here.
And finally, Felicity as St. Genevieve.
Saint Genevieve lived near Paris in the 5th century.
It is said that when Attila and his Huns threatened to overtake
Paris, she encouraged the people to fast and pray. Thus, Paris was
saved and she is now known as its patroness.
More on this brave saint here.
So, did you have a favourite costume? I think mine is Bridget's, but its hard to decide ;)
Did all of you American readers have a nice Thanksgiving? I can't believe its that time of year again! I mean, Christmas was last year, wasn't it? Well, there are lots of fun things to look forward to!
Tomorrow is my family's annual "Wreath Making" party at my grandparents house. Everyone goes out into the woods and picks greens (pine, spruce, laurel, berries and, if it's a good year, Princess Pine!) So much fun!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
p.s. My dad and my brother took me on a trip to a doll clothes shop nearby. I believe I've mentioned it before;) I'll share pictures soon!
p.p.s Gearing up for another sale next week! Wish me luck!