I have started work on my Yule swap item for Laume's Studio. I wanted to make a doll and have been thinking about it for a little while. I want her to be wintry and sparkly and to have symbols from the festival of Yule which I could not separate in my mind from Christmas. Yule predates Christmas and has become mixed up with it for all sorts of reasons. Wikipedia is most informative on the subject.
It is not going to be a reindeer (again the Christmas confusion!) but a Yule Goat-Julbock in Swedish. She may also hold a little piggy to represent the ham tradition-again-see wikipedia!