Entries Tagged ‘decoration’


Påskeris is the Easter equivalent to a Christmas tree – a traditional Norwegian decoration.  Made of birch twigs and set into a vase, påskeris is normally put up on Palm Sunday.  The birch twigs are a substitute for palms branches, in remembrance of Jesus entering Jerusalem on a donkey, however, most of the religious significance […]

A Norwegian Christmas

christmas-candle.jpgNorway enters the Christmas season early.

Decorating Pepperkaker

Pepperkaker (gingerbread) makes an excellent decoration for the house at Christmas time. We make lots of different types of pepperkaker – some for hanging on the Christmas tree, some for hanging in the windows, some to give away when we go carolling and others sit on the table for grazing. One of my favourite activities […]

How to Make Christmas Baskets

Please visit our updated post Norwegian Christmas Heart Baskets with three different easy-to-make baskets complete with instructions and pictures. Before Christmas our friends get together and have a decoration party. We pool together all our crafty-stuff, paper, toilet rolls, egg cartons, pictures, pine cones, and lots of glue and glitter. We play Christmas music as […]

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