The best Scandinavian Christmas Calendars 2019

Originally a tradition coming from Germany, the Advent Calendar was introduced in Scandinavia in the 1940s and it used to be in cardboard. One new imagery was to be revealed every day, in a 24 day count down to Christmas, which in Scandinavia is celebrated on the 24th of December. These days the reusable gift calendars are popular as well as a few figurines and sweets calendars. Make the...

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Moomin emojis!

LINE Emojis are a fun and easy way to spice up your chats with a variety of popular characters from the beloved Moon Valley. The LINE Emoji continues to grow when the new Moomin emojis was released on May 24th. LINE app, Emoji keyboard by LINE, is available in English and Moomins have now been added among the popular characters released in the app. The new Moomin emoji include 40 emojis which...

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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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The beloved classic Moomin TV series has been renewed

The beloved classic stories of the Moominvalley are making a comeback for Finnish home viewing in a re-digitised and re-recorded version, to face today’s HD standards. The first 26 remastered episodes of the series first aired in 1991, will be released in February. Moomin takes place the peaceful Moominvalley, where young Moomin live together with his parents Moominpappa and Moominmamma in a...

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Cool and colourful kids clothing for Funky Little People

Funky Scandinavian Kids Clothing by thescandinavianmum featuring a Funky Kids Clothes Funky Little People is the place for bright and beautiful eco Scandinavian brands, perfect for the playground! The London based children's clothing online shop stock ethically produced clothes, accessories, home accessories and gifts. With an affordable, colourful and fun selection of organic and oeko tex...

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Children’s book review: The Moomins and the Great Flood

The Moomins and the Great Flood was the first ever Moomin book, written by Finnish author Tove Jansson and published in 1945. Tove Jansson later said: The story is quite influenced by the childhood books I had read and loved" She also mad a point out of deliberately avoiding princes and princesses in her fairytale and rather create a story around a troll. The Moomintroll travel through a dark and...

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Moomin shop in Covent Garden

The Moomins (Mumintroll in Scandinavia) are the characters in a series of books and a comic strip by the Swedish-Finnish illustrator and writer Tove Jansson. They are a family of trolls who are white and roundish, with large snouts that make them resemble hippos. The adventurous Moomin family live in their house in Moominvalley, in the forests of Finland. And now the Moomins have arrived in...

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My morning treat in a love mug

I received this beloved Moomin cup from the Scandinavian Dad, when he returned from a business trip to Finland in 2002. This has been my favourite mug ever since and to me there is no better way of starting the day than with enjoying a proper barista style cafe latte brewed by the Scandinavian Dad in such a sweet mug like this. The Iittala Arabia Love Moomin porcelain mug depicts Moomintroll and...

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