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A Castle for Christmas Elves and Goodbye to The Yule Lads
Submitted by Pam on Thu, 12/12/2013 - 00:35
No longer are my Tomte, Jólesvenier, Päkapikk, Tonttu and Nisse hiding among the branches on my Christmas Tree! I have found a perfect castle for them to spend the holiday - when they are not helping Santa that is!!!
I actually found the castle at Michael's Crafts - on sale - last summer!
And I immediately saw it's potential as a holiday home for my ever growing collection of Elves and Dalas!
And Don't forget! Tomorrow, December 12th, the Jólasveinar (Yule Lads) begin their yearly trek out of the mountains to visit good children living in villages in Iceland!
You can enjoy learning more about them and the gifts they bring right here on Jól (Yule) in Iceland.
The Jólasveinar will bring a cyber gift each day and it is among these gifts you will find the patterns for both the Yule Cat and a little angel. (The very angel pattern I used to create the "punched tin" paper angel!) Tutorial for the punching and assembly here.
Sadly, this will be the last year the Yule Lads will visit because the site will not be active ever again after January 7th 2014.
I will miss it more than I can say. I have always eagerly awaited the Yule Lads and the lovely vintage Christmas Card Advent Calendar that have been a part of the past five holidays.
I encourage you to take the time this season to visit Jól (Yule) in Iceland and enjoy learning about the Yule Lads, receive their gifts, open the lovely Advent Calendar, and explore more about Yule in Iceland - history, stories, food and lore. Again - here is the link.
And to the lovely gentleman behind Jól (Yule) in Iceland, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for adding magic to my holidays these past five years.