Maybe it’s the “hygge” or the “fika”, but there is definitely something to be said about a Scandinavian Christmas. With the holiday being centered around coziness, happiness, family traditions and faith, the decor really just needs to remain simple and fresh. From geometric shapes, natural greenery, rustic elements and enough candles to make your home glow for miles, you can easily have yourself a merry “hygge” Christmas.
What’s hygge? (pronounced: hyoo-gah). Don’t worry, I was one of the last ones to find out about this trend too. Hygge is a Danish word that describes the quality of coziness that allows you to feel content. Sipping hot coffee with my fiancé by a crackling fire with my snoring beagle snuggled at my side. That’s my kind of hygge.
Similar to hygge, the Swedish have their fika (pronounced fee-kah) which literally means “to have coffee”. The deeper meaning behind “fika” is that people should set aside time every day to find contentment and coziness for their own well-being. This could mean having coffee and pastries with your friends while enjoying a good laugh.
It’s no coincidence that Scandinavian countries are among the top 10 happiest nations in the world. They just get it.
For me, I love how they center their holiday around being happy and cozy with loved ones. I am so over the greed and manufactured joy that some mistake for Christmas. It’s time we all detox our weary holiday spirits and let in the “hygge” vibes of a Scandinavian Christmas. Glögg included. (spiced mulled wine… and it’s amazing!)
Luckily, we don’t have to travel abroad to get our hands on some great Scandinavian pieces! Amazon really knows the way to our hearts!
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Scandinavian Christmas Decor – affordable!
Vickerman Frosted Bellevue Alpine Artificial Christmas Wreath, 36-Inch
4.5″ Nature’s Luxury Rose Gold Geometric Wire Star Christmas Ornament
6.75″ Nature’s Luxury Rose Gold Geometric Wire 8-Point Star Christmas Ornament
Wooden Village Sleigh Advent Calendar by Clever Creations
Christmas Reindeer x 12 Wooden Scandinavian Style
Wood Hanging Holiday Christmas Wall Tree with Ornaments
Nordic Gnome 13.5 Inch Christmas Tabletop Figurine
Kurt Adler LED Wooden Advent Calendar Decoration
Ceramic Reindeer Figurine Statue Pack of 2
3 Piece Decorative Display Tray Set
Real Wood Candle Holders
Village Mountain Pines, Set of 2 Tree 8 In
50 Warm White Flameless Christmas Candle
Window Curtain String Light
Spinning Metal Candle Holder – Scandinavian Design
Scandinavian Design – Carousel Candle Holder
Set of 5 Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments
Santa Tomte Ornaments – 6 pk
20″ Tall Sparce Feather Tree with Red Ball Ornamental Tips
3 Foot Feel Real PE Norwegian Seedling Tree in Burlap
Swedish Elegant Christmas Stockings
Wooden Christmas Ornaments
Vickerman Frosted Bellevue Pine Wreath with Cones & 30 Hard Needle Tips, 24″
Woodland Santa Ornament, 4.75″
Handmade Swedish Tomte,Santa – Scandinavian Gnome Plush
The Christmas Wish
The Christmas Wish Anja Doll
Kurt Adler 19 Inch 2 Assorted Red And White Knit Christmas Stockings
Traditional Straw Yule Goat (Julbock) 8″ H
Rustic Old Fashioned Light Up Lantern
Knit Christmas Stockings
European Animal Black and White Decorative Cushion Covers
Ultra Soft Faux Fur to Microplush Reversible Cozy Warm Throw Blanket – 60″ x 70″ – Grey
Premium Chunky 100% Merino Wool Knit Throw Sofa Blanket Giant Yarn Throw Blanket
Linen Cotton Blend Decorative Geometric Design Zippered Throw Pillow Cover
Folklore Enamel Mug, Day Design, White, (14 Ounces)
Grandpa Lundquist Glogg Traditional Scandinavian Spice Mix 9 OZ Scandinavian Winter Warming Drink
Red & White Nordic Print Gift Bag Set
Nordic Ware Starry Night Cookie Stamps
Fika and Hygge: Comforting cakes and bakes from Scandinavia with love
Norpro Springerle Rolling Pin