Thursday 1 December 2011

Advent adventures

Happy advent- I'm just back from scandilicious Sweden which was filled with the warm magic of the countdown to Christmas. Of course advent has already started and everywhere in Gothenburg they had their first week's candles burning. I love the communal celebration in Sweden- every house has candles in the window and everyone seems to treasure the warmth and light of this time of year.


Laura said...

It sounds glorious.

I think people here leave it later and later to put up the lights and decorations. It's a shame, those twinkling lights are sometimes just what's needed to brighten the dark, cold nights.

Karen Jones Gowen said...

I imagine that Sweden would be a wonderful country to get the Christmas spirit. So many of our holiday traditions in the US began in Germany, England and the Scandinavian countries.