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Today is the Fourth Sunday in Advent
...and time to light the last candle in the Advent Wreath.

In Denmark, Advent wreaths come in many different variations and colours. 

However, our old traditional Advent wreath is made of fir twigs with four white candles and three or four red silk bows and ribbons for hanging the wreath from the ceiling.

In our churches, the bows and ribbons are violet, being the liturgical colour of the Advent season.

Happy Sunday in Advent.

Cheers,
Vivi Labo


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Print the marker and place it in front of the webcam.

Best wishes me Merry Christmas to all.

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Happy Holidays. Try baking this Martha Stewart sugar cookie recipe over the weekend. 
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The history of Christmas
...is about how Christians have celebrated the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. It's also about how some of the traditions associated with Christmas began long before Jesus was born. 

Here in Denmark, the origin of Christmas is very much rooted in pagan times.

The Danish word for Christmas is Jul. It's derived from the word  Jól  that was the term for the pagan midwinter festival.

No one knows exactly when Jesus was born. But in 336 A.D., the Roman Emperor Constantine declaired that the birthday of Jesus was on December 25. 

So, when Christianity came to Denmark in the Viking Age (c. 700-1066), the midwinter festivals were slowly taken over by Christmas.

The Church tried to persuade people to change the name from Jól to Kristmesse (Christmas), but people didn't want that.

So we have kept the name of the pagan winter festival - though we spell it a little different today.

In Iceland and on the Faroe Islands people still call Christmas for Jól.

Cheers,
Vivi Labo


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Farm Elves in Denmark - Are They Real?

Yes, indeed ;)

But you rarely see them, and if you do, they are gone in a second, making it really difficult to take proper pictures of them.

The Danish farm elf is the size of a ten year old child. He looks like an old man with white beard, grey clothes, a pointy red hat and wooden shoes. 

He is usually very kind and helpful, but loves to tease the people he lives with. 

Can be very angry and revengeful if you don't treat him with respect.

One way to make your farm elf happy and prevent him from teasing or making trouble during Christmas time is to daily leave a bowl of rice porridge in the hayloft, where he lives. 

And one must not forget to put a big lump of butter in the middle of the porridge, or else...

Cheers,
Vivi Labo


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These guys have officially 'nailed' Christmas. Incredible.

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Merry Christmas!
Love those cute animations very much!!!!
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You have to make gifts but do not know what to give?
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It's time for Christmas parties!! I came across this GREAT article with unique, creative, and fun ideas and activities we can use to host a Christmas party that everyone will love! It's a great with with really fun photos! :) 
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Danish Christmas Elves
...are also known as pixies. They resemble farm elves a lot. 

But while the history of farm elves goes all the way back to Norse mythology, Christmas elves came to be during the middle of the 19th century. 

Christmas elves have a busy life with lots of duties and very little time. 

For instance, some Christmas elves help Santa Claus make Christmas gifts, while some look after Rudolph, his red nosed reindeer. 

Where farm elves live alone, Christmas elves have both wives and children.

Cheers,
Vivi Labo


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First Christmas Seal in the World
In 1904, the world's first Christmas Seal was issued here in Denmark in order to raise funds to help children with tuberculosis.

The Seal portraits King Christian IX's beloved wife, Queen Louise, surrounded by Christmas roses and the Danish coat of arms.

Over 4 million Christmas Seals were sold the first year.

Since then it has become a fine tradition to seal our Christmas mail with the Seal of the Year.

Cheers,
Vivi Labo

PS: Julen means The Christmas


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Christmas in Town
From mid November, streets, shops and restaurants are beautifully decorated for Christmas. And on every street corner (almost) you can buy candied almonds, roasted chestnuts, hot soups, and more. 

Also, many cafes serve æbleskiver (balled up pancakes) and hot Christmas glogg (mulled wine) at outdoor tables.

Certainly, it all adds to such a great Christmas atmosphere. 

And because December days here in Denmark are so dark, it's wonderful with all the Christmas lights turned on.

Cheers,
Vivi Labo


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Not long to go till the big day, but here's an article I've just had published for the Huffington Post - it's on Christmas around the world! 
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