Scandi Christmas

There are many wonderful Scandinavian Christmas traditions that Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland share. But still having their individual beliefs and unique ways of celebrating Christmas.

There are always Christmas lights on the window sills in the form of the traditional Advent candle sticks. Along with the famous gingerbread house as part of their festive décor.

In Swedish folklore, the ‘Tomte’ was a small creature similar to a gnome who helped its inhabitants – sort of like a helpful elf! In modern times he has become a gift – giver as well and even merged into the appearance of Santa Claus.

Scandinavian Christmas décor is all about evergreen branches, pine cones and green wreaths. Natural colours and textures, such as rattan, twigs and berries, and keeping everything simple, uncluttered and minimal. It’s not to everybody’s taste, but it does follow the whole Scandinavian Interior design look.

It’s interesting to learn about different traditions and Christmas décor around the World. How will you be decorating your house for Christmas this year?