Happy Yule Lad Day. Come Meet My Christmas Elves!

Yule Lad Day gathering of Nisse, Tomte, Nisser, Tomtuu, Pakappik, Sami and Yule Lads!

December 12th! Yule Lads, known in Iceland as Julesvenier, begin coming down from high peaks and mountain valleys of Iceland to deliver treats to good children.

St. Lucia Day and the Beginning of Scandinavian Christmas

St. Lucy's court

Happy St. Lucia Day - the official beginning of the Scandinavian Christmas season December 13th to Christmas Day. And the beginning of "Scandinavian Christmas" on the Pickled Herring blog.


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Scandinavian Christmas You Might Have Missed!

Scandinavian themed Luminaries

So sorry for the disappearance. But it looks like I may be back for the remainder of the holiday season. At least I hope so!!!

Since most of us are waaaaaay too busy during December to keep up with our blog reading, tutorials I have shared in the Scandinavian Christmas series December 13th to December 24th on the Pickled herring blog are often missed. I thought I would share them here and now - right when we are all still eagerly seeking out Christmas inspiration!

Christmas is Around the Corner! Great Kits and Patterns for Making Perfect Holiday Gifts.

MY Knitted Dove

75 days until Christmas! Don't you think it is about time to get started stitching? Or glueing, making, stuffing, piecing? I've got some great ideas for you including patterns you can order on line and download instantly so you can begin making Christmas right now!

(And incidentally, they are all patterns I am currently stitching (or about to stitch) myself!)

Corn Husk Craft That Will Take You From Halloween Through Christmas

Corn Husks - from Halloween to Christmas

Don't toss out those fresh corn husks!!! Make a forest of frightfully delightful table top trees to take you from Halloween through Christmas - and beyond if you like!

Hands down, this was my favorite crafty idea in 2013! Well worth a little re-post!

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