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’.
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.
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.
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.
Norwegian ‘Kransekake’. Image source: Matprat.no
Scandinavian Christmas cookies are lovingly baked together with family and friends in the run up to Christmas. In Norway you’ll be offered ‘Sirupssnipper’ and ‘Serinakaker’. In Sweden there’s sweet treats in the shape of ‘Rönnskärsformar’ og ‘Sätoftakakor’, where as Denmark proudly presents their ‘Klejner’ and ‘Brunkager’.
The Scandinavian mulled wine, ‘julegløgg’ has longstanding traditions in Scandinavia. It’s made with red wine, aquavit and madeira, but this can easily be replaced with a blackcurrant cordial for a non alcohol option. It’s the spices which are important! The Swedish King Gustav Vasa had his own recipe in the 15th century, not too dissimilar from the one we will share with you.