Scandinavian Weddings

Happy Wedding Season! Here, we’ve collected a round-up of Scandinavian wedding traditions. Let us know if you’ve participated in any of these traditions or plan to for your wedding! See our collection of unique Scandinavian inspired wedding gifts here. Danish Traditions In Denmark, there is a traditional custom called the “Gate of Honor” which is… More Scandinavian Weddings

Legend of the Nisse and Tomte

A nisse (usually Norwegian) and a tomte (usually Swedish) are similar characters. They are both solitary, mischievous domestic sprites responsible for the protection and welfare of the farmstead and its buildings. Tomte literally means “homestead man” and is derived from the word tomt which means homestead or building lot. Nisse is derived from the name… More Legend of the Nisse and Tomte