The original tales of Norwegian trolls are stories of giant beings that roam the mountains and forests and spend their days hiding from the sunlight. What happens when the sunlight hits them? They turn to stone! Maybe that’s why they are often connected with the cold winter months and the holiday season, so they can… More The Trouble with Trolls
Scandinavian Christmas Whether you’re looking to adopt new traditions or learn the history of practices your family has done for generations, we’ll explore some of the common Scandinavian Christmas Traditions and where they come from. Advent Advent typically represents the four Sundays preceding Christmas in the Christian faith. In every form, it’s a countdown to… More Celebrating Advent – Christmas Traditions
Happy Publishing Day to Ingebretsen’s Nordic Marketplace: a Century of Family, at Home in South Minneapolis! I (Laila Simon) am particularly excited that this new edition of the Ingebretsen’s anniversary book is finally out in the world. I spent time interviewing family members and poking through archival documents and photos – with a lot of… More New Ingebretsen’s Anniversary Book!