Christmas

A Handy Guide to Christmas and Winter Holiday Crafting at Gingerbreadsnowflakes!

Christmas and Winter Holiday Crafting at Gingerbreadsnowflakes!

Just a reminder! Visit my Flickr Albums to find links to holiday tutorials written during this past yearÂ…

Five Years Blogging Anniversary Giveaway #3: Scandinavian Shaved Wood Ornament Kits by Olsen's Scandinavian Ornaments

Shaved Wood Ornaments made from a kit!

Scandinavian Shaved Wood Ornament Kit from Olsen's Scandinavian Ornaments! Everything is included, except a bit of glue, to make your very own shaved wood ornaments - shaved wood curls, clips for holding while glue dries, string for hanging and instructions! Perfect family activity to celebrate St. Lucy Day!

Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies: Pepparkakor (Gingerbread Cookies)

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Pepperkaker (Norway), Pepparkakor (Sweden) has become my absolute favorite version of the ubiquitous Christmastime cookie - known as Gingerbread here in the United States.

Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies: Pfeffernüsse

Pfeffernusse

Pfeffernüsse! Lovely, fragrant, tasty Pfeffernüsse! One of the oldest spicy cookies in northern Europe and known and beloved by the Dutch as Pepernoten! Translation of both words - "pepper nuts"!

Christmas and Winter Holiday Cookies: Speculaas

Traditional speculaas

Speculaas! A Dutch treat beloved throughout much of northern Europe and eaten at the celebration of St. Nicholas (Sinterklaas in the Netherlands) on December 5th, as well as throughout the Christmas holiday season!

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