Christmas is without doubt the highlight of the year, and the festive part of the winter season, filled with celebration, gathering friends and family alike on numerous occasions. Some of us go all in with decorations from the first Sunday of Advent. Others decorate gradually, so that more and more indoor and outdoor decorations sneak in throughout the Christmas period. We have lights, stars, wreaths, angels, ribbons, pinecones, and flowers, and to top it all, the Christmas tree in all its ornamental glory.

Within this book, you are privileged to be invited into the private universe of twelve creative and gifted Scandinavians. This book will inspire you, and perhaps even help you evolve some Christmas ideas and techniques of your own.

There are as many ways to decorate for Christmas as there are people. Not one way is better than another. It may possibly be said however, that some ways are more tasteful than others. Some go all in to create elaborate nativity landscapes, creating Christmas hearts and making garlands in all colours of the rainbow. Other decorating styles are less over the top and more underplayed. Our book focuses on the latter.

You will see how to make beautiful and imaginative décor by bringing nature into your winter living space, or cutting and pasting using paper, wallpaper, and textiles. There will be a variety of table settings, gift wrapping, inspirational decorating ideas for sustainability, and numerous recipes for traditional Christmas temptations.

You are provided with a brief introduction to the Scandinavian Christmas. Along the way, I delve deeper into a variety of Nordic Christmas traditions. There are stories behind Advent, Decorations, Gifts, Lucia, Light, Figures, Calendars, typical foods and beverages during December, and of course the Christmas tree.


Artists: Katrine Martensen-Larsen, Leif Sigersen, Cathrine Borge, Camilla Rosén, Helene Blanche, Shane Brox, Charlotte Lynggaard, Camilla and Sophus Gether, Mette Beck Adsbøl. Amanda Betz, Nadia Lassen and Violise Lunn. lllustrations: Sofia Normann Lynggaard. Photograhpy: Mikkel Adsbøl, Graphic design: Sophie Klerk, Translation: Becca Shaw Frandsen.

Specifications: Published: August 2020. Volume: 24 x 31 cm, 304 pages, richly illustrated
Paper: Munken Lynx (FSC-certified). Binding: Bukram B Extra Fantasia (FSC-certified). Printers: Narayana Press. Publisher: KML Design. ISBN: 978-87-971927-0-2. Recommended retail price: DKR 399,-. Language: English.

Additional information

Weight 2200 g
Dimensions 24 × 3 × 31 cm