To be found in most Scandinavian homes during the advent time is the “adventsstake”.
Adventslys is four candles, traditionally purple in colour but as a modern “all white Scandi Christmas” white is common, placed in the “adventsstake”, a tray or candleholder used for putting the candles on or in. These can be simple or decorated as you please.
One is lit every week starting on the first Sunday of Advent, so that by the Christmas Eve the candles are different heights.
Families usually gather together each Sunday afternoon in Advent to lid the candle(s) and some say a poem together with their children, like the poem Advent by the Norwegian Poet Inger Hagerup.
Each of the four Sundays has a different aspect: joy, hope, longing and peace.
We wish you all a peaceful first Sunday in Advent.
Photo: Cornelias Hus
Ticket to Heaven’s popular ranges of clothes for children are all using a classic functional and colourful design. Ticket to Heaven produces two collections every year, both including outerwear, rainwear and jeans as well as a full range of accessories.
Ticket to Heaven is high quality and will keep your child warm and dry regardless of how Nordic our climate will get this winter.
Available online from Denmark www.ticket2heaven.dk or find your nearest shop in the UK here.
Whether you’re going away for half term or just preparing for the inevitable arrival of winter, you now have the chance to stock up on all your essential Scandi gear this half term.
All Little Scandinavian readers are entitled to claim a 15% discount on all Autumn Winter clothes including coats, hats and gloves.
To take advantage of this offer use the code LittleScandi when you check out online at www.kidsen.co.uk or when you visit their beautiful store in Kensal Rise, London.
As this is an exclusive offer the discount will not feature on Kidsen’s main site.
Offer ends on Friday 22nd October.
Photo: Mini A Ture
Posted in Children's design, toys & furniture, Christmas
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Only a quick reminder; The Scandinavia show is on this weekend!
Indulge in the best of Nordic design, travel, fashion and food, Saturday or Sunday.
What we find so great about this show is that it gives you an insight in what Scandinavia has to offer, all under one roof at Olympia, London.
The picture shows the bean bag HappyCat by danish design company Roommate. HappyCat is a children’s beanbag with a new design expression. It can be used for sitting in, but is also designed for play and romping about. The HappyCat beanbag is a combined furniture and toy.
The HappyCat and Roommate will be part of the stand of Nordic Elements which is one of the many stands we look forward to visit.
Hope to see you there, but don’t worry if you can’t make it as the highlights will all be presented here!