Nordic Christmas: Looking Back


You know what? Planning a themed holiday was a lot more daunting before I started. In the end Nordic Christmas worked out really well. I learned a few things. The structure gave me focus on days I might have treated like any other Tuesday. And I definitely found a few new traditions I want to keep in our family.

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This post is part of our series exploring Nordic Christmas traditions. To see the entire collection, visit the Nordic Christmas home page.

Did you play along with me last year? If not, click here for the recap of the month with links to every single day.

The decor items I purchased or made are now part of the rotation. This includes the stars, the straw ornaments, the gnomes, the orange pomanders, and the crocheted hearts.

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I remain completely enchanted with ice lanterns and will do them every winter so long as I live places cold enough to support them.

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I will continue to spend quiet time in nature, reflecting on things and feeling what comes up. This is healthy and whole and important. I will also seek as much hygge in my winter life as possible.

Himmeli are brilliantly cool and I will do in a variety of ways whether or not I have a crafting buddy. Likewise the myriad patterns for woven hearts.

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Last but certainly not least, the Julbord and the Jolabokaflod both hit me hard as beautiful, meaningful, and must-have traditions in our family.

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Tomorrow is December 1st and that means we will start a new region for our Christmas focus. What’s in store for us this year? I’ll tell you, it’s somewhere my ice lanterns would not survive. Join us as we embark on a Polynesian Christmas.

Have you planned a themed holiday before or do you prefer to do the same thing every year? If you want to do something different but are afraid, I’m here to tell you to just go ahead and do it. You won’t regret it. Even if you don’t do everything on your list you’ll do more than if you didn’t try at all. And if you aren’t sure where to start, you’re welcome to copy me. The more the merrier!

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