The Best Scandinavian Advent Calendars to buy for Christmas 2016

Make the count down to Christmas fly by with a fun and exciting advent calendar - bought ready made to save you time and hassle. Here are some really cool ready made Advent Calendars from Scandinavia your little one will love! And there's something for you too... The Moomin Christmas Calendar 2016 A perfect choice if you want to avoid chocolate and sweets... With the Moomin Christmas calendar...

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Lucia Celebration and Church Service in London 2016

Lucia Celebration in London is one of the most important and popular Church services among Scandinavians in London. To many Lucia has become part of their Christmas traditions, and so the tickets sell out fast. Saint Lucia Day is a non religious day celebrated throughout Scandinavia as 'Luciadagen'. It's a Winter festival, marking the dark December night with a feast and light festival. It's a...

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God Jul and Happy Christmas greetings from the Mountains

Today we will go down from the mountain to my sisters farm in the valley to celebrate Christmas together. My mum, my three sisters with their families will all be celebrating together this year. After a few days of skiing in the daytime and enjoying some quiet cabin life in the evenings we are about to leve this peaceful place and join in the festivities with the extended family. This will be...

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The Shortest Day of the Year in the North

Today, on the 22. and the December solstice the North Pole is tilted furthest away from the Sun and it is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere, where we call it the Winter Solstice. Winter Solstice in Norway is called 'solverv', historically a day celebrated in the Norse era. The Norwegian name for Christmas 'jul' has its origin from the Norse Winter Solstice celebration...

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Top Christmas Gift Ideas for Boys and Girls

Why not look for timeless classics and unique finds this Christmas? Let this list of Christmas Gift Ideas for boys and girls, regardless of age and with a price range inspire you to get a head start on your Christmas shopping. We have divided the gift ideas into age groups that we believe the gifts would be the most suited for. When that's said, you can never give a book too soon. We have...

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How to host a Nordic Gløggparty

Make December more fun by hosting your very own Nordic gløggparty. Mulled wine in the Nordic countries, recorded back to 1600s, are called gløgg in Norwegian and Danish, glögg in Swedish and Icelandic and glögi in Finnish and Estonian. Traditionally, spices were added to the poor-tasting wine of the time. As flavors improved, Glögg remained popular, becoming a traditional beverage...

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White Christmas Home – Scandinavian Style

We are only in November, but with our first 'gløggparty' planned for the first weekend in December I'm planning ahead. And dreaming of a white Christmas home. Here are my favourite finds and inspiration from Pinterest. As Christmas is spent with family in Scandinavia a popular custom is to invite friends for a pre-xmas drink party, serving up spiced mulled wine and nibbles. Your home should not...

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Scandinavian Christmas Markets in London 2015

The Scandinavian Christmas Markets in London is an opportunity to secure essential delicatessen and decoration for the holidays. There are three wonderful Scandinavian Christmas markets this November; the Norwegian and the Danish 'Julebasar' and the Swedish 'Julmarknad'. And here are the dates, for your diary. On offer is Scandinavian christmas foods and cookies. You can purchase Christmas...

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Children’s Advent Calendar Ideas – DIY and make it personal

Do you remember the anticipation and excitement we had as children because Christmas was getting close? We have chosen three amazing DIY Advent Calendar ideas to share with you here on Little Scandinavian, to make the count down to Christmas a truly special time for our children too. I know it's only October. But considering our hectic lifestyles December is here before you know it. So we better...

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Scandinavian Christmas, Jul on Pinterest

All the others are fast asleep. I'm still awake as i know tomorrow will be a busy day, so thought I'd have as much as possible done today. So almost done and enjoying a break in front of the fireplace. I thought I'd check out how Jul, the Scandinavian Christmas is celebrated, according to Pinterest. See below for my findings! Hope you found some last minute Christmas decoration inspiration -or...

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