Scandinavian traditions to try out this Christmas

How to make the most out of Christmas? Let yourself inspire be these Scandinavian traditions! Visit a Christmas Market It's a tradition to visit a Scandinavian Christmas Market. These are usually outdoors, selling Christmas decorations, cookies and sweets as well as hand made gifts. There are no less than four Scandinavian Christmas Markets in London, usually taking place the last weekend in...

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12 Beautiful Scandinavian Advent Calendars to Buy

Just in time for the 1st of December, here are the most fabulous Scandinavian Advent Calendars to buy for Christmas 2017. From sleek and sophisticated to charmingly handmade... here are our favourites! Lakrids by Johan Bülow Liquorice Advent Calendar Seasons greetings with this gourmet advent calendar... This is the advent calendar I usually end up with as I absolutely love liquorice. And you...

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St Lucia Concert in London 2017

Santa Lucia in Norwegian and Sankta Lucia in Swedish, Saint Lucy's Day is a Nordic celebration of light on one of the darkest nights during the year. The Lucia concert is one of the most popular Church services among Scandinavians in London and it has become an important part of their Christmas traditions - and so tickets sell out fast! Saint Lucy's Day is celebrated on December 13th in...

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Scandinavian Christmas Markets London 2017

Scandinavians are born festive, so London's Scandinavian Christmas markets are sure to provide the most Christmassy of family friendly outings this November. The markets is an annual event that Scandinavians in London flock to. Products on sale range from classic Nordic design pieces to more affordable toys, Christmas cards and of course food, Christmas cookies and sweets. And now you can join...

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The Scandinavian Christmas Tree – Trend & Inspiration

If you are looking for Christmas tree inspiration we are happy to share the latest trends from Scandinavia with you here on the blog. And the hottest tree trend from up North is perhaps not as sleek and perfect as you may think it would be... On the contrary it's more like the sad little greenery known from the book 'The Little Christmas Tree'. Many of you are quite familiar with the traditional...

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The last date to send to make sure your Christmas post will arrive on time

These are the dates for your diary, the last date recommended by Royal Mail for sending post to the UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, Iceland and beyond. We've also included the information you will need to not only send a letter to - but receive a reply too from Father Christmas! It's so nice to receive Christmas greetings, from friends and family, some with photos, some with a little...

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H&M just won the 2016 Christmas Ad Competition!

With the branding in the short film only kept to discrete moments the quirky Christmas story directed by Wes Anderson is unlike anything else. In a sophisticated style H&M’s ‘Come Together Winter Express’ rides away with the trophy for this seasons best advert. You probably know filmmaker Wes Anderson from films like Fantastic Mr. Fox and The Grand Budapest Hotel. What you may not know is...

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How to make your own DIY Nordic Christmas Tree Advent Calendar

Christmas is upon us and there’s nothing better than a festive countdown calendar to help getting into the festive spirit. Every year we have a ‘fill your own’ advent calendar for our two daughters, with a daily surprise. A simple ‘peg on a thread’ Advent calendar had been serving us well over many years but the time had come to update our Advent home. We saw this Nordic tree calendar...

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Scandinavian Art Advent Calendars by Tiana Krahn

The author and illustrator Tiana Krahn makes limited edition, hand set and bound, letterpress printed storybooks. Recently Triana also launched a line of Scandinavian inspired Advent Calendars and we are in love. Choose between two Advent Calendars, both featuring original artwork and printed on 100% recycled paper and assembled lovingly by hand. The Lucia Advent Calendar is featuring a Swedish...

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Ferm Living for Christmas 2016

This coming weekend is the first Sunday in Advent and many homes will soon be decorated for the festive season ahead. To help getting you in the Christmas decorating mood we thought we'd share the beautiful, muted and oh-so lovely Nordic Christmas decoration from Danish design brand Ferm Living. To show of the collection Ferm Living has shared some photos with you, with their beautiful designs...

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