Christmas Gnome decoration: why you need a Christmas Gnome figurines as a Scandi friend
In Denmark, there is a funny tradition that sometime and somewhere in the house or apartment one morning, a door for a little Christmas Gnome appears. When Christmas is not far away, the door suddenly appears at a ledge or under the stairs. In front of it are tiny little shoes and even a small mailbox is placed next to the door. Then it becomes obvious: little Christmas gnomes with their red caps have moved in. Christmas can come!
Julenisse, Jultomte and other friends
The so-called Julenisse (Christmas gnome) belongs firmly to the Danish Christmas tradition and enriches with many other gnomes the legends and fairytales of Scandinavia. No Scandi vacationer can avoid noticing the beloved pixie figurines in the gardens and homes of Swedes, Danes, Norwegians or Finns. Christmas gnomes, however, have an even greater significance. In Sweden, the good Jultomte, who usually lives in the barn next to the main house, watches over the family all year round and, together with his friends Tomtebisse, Tomte and Nisse, takes care of the presents.
Large and small Scandi figurines for hyggelige days
Christmas Gnome decoration is timeless, traditional and a cute alternative to the German garden gnome. So when do you welcome the first Gnome figurines into your home? Very small gnomes are bought by Finns for their shelves and display cases. Pakkanen (frost) and Tonttu (pixie) are the names of the Finnish cult pixies from Aarikka, which embellish your home in many beautiful variations. The Christmas gnome decoration is handmade in workshops for the disabled and so the tiny mythical creatures can do something good not just for your interior.
If, on the other hand, you want an elf that is tall and with a long cap, who decoratively sits on the couch to welcome guests there, should get to know elf boy and elf girl from Maileg. The more than one meter tall plush gnomes come on the market annually as newly designed Christmas gnomes. They are extremely popular collector's items and not children's toys, even if many a child is eager to play with the gnomes, which are as big as they are.
Decorative gnomes for outdoors
Red caps sticking out of white piles of snow that can be spotted from afar. The Tomte from Nääsgränsgården is not only the figurehead of Scandinavian gardens, but also of the brand. The Swedish company manufactures small and large gnomes for outdoors and indoors in numerous variations. Resin is more robust than ceramic, but lighter than concrete or stone and retains the beautiful red cap color of the long-bearded fellows even in sunny summers. The tomte comes to you best as a family in a decorative gnome set.
Special islanders: The gnome in Iceland
In Iceland, the belief in pixies, trolls and elves is not only tradition, but part of the culture. Small mythical creatures and secret peoples inhabit the mystical landscapes of the island. Of course, the magical beings must not be disturbed under any circumstances. To ensure this, the Reykjavik Public Works Department even hires an elf commissioner to investigate construction projects so that road bypasses, for example, can be planned. If you suspect that the Icelanders are merely cultivating traditions here, you're not quite right: more than 60% of the inhabitants are convinced that the secret and mostly invisible beings actually exist. The Jólasveinar (Christmas gnomes) are 13 rude fellows who bring the presents for Christmas. However, Icelandic parents understand that you cannot give presents to the whole island for Christmas.
Buy Christmas gnomes and decorations at scandinavian-lifestyle
Besides Scandi home accessories and garden decorations, we love Christmas gnomes and other decoration figurines from the north and that's why we are happy to be the gnome figurine store of your choice. With us you receive decoration, which comes exclusively from authentic Scandinavian brands. You have questions? The hardworking staff of scandinavian-lifestyle will be happy to help you find the right Tomte for your home.