God Jul! Swedish Christmas traditions

The lead up to Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the festive season. We spend time with loved ones, decorate our houses, buy presents and of course; enjoy festive food and drink!

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Keeping warm and snug; what to pack for the wintry weather

Whether you’re staying at home this cold season, or venturing abroad for a wintry getaway, there is always inspiration for places to go and enjoy the magic of winter outside! One of the best ways

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Scandinavian Christmas in Red and Green

We’re really getting in the festive mood here in London! Lights are up all around town, the chilly weather has set in and we want nothing more than to get back to our cosy homes

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Last minute seasonal steals from the Skandihome Christmas shop

As Christmas day draws ever closer, those who bought their presents in November are smugly sipping mulled wine with their feet up. While the other half of us are running around frantically, list in hand

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Happy St Lucia’s Day!

The 13th December is a very important date in the Swedish Christmas calendar! It celebrates the patron saint of light, St Lucia. It is also known as the festival of light, and is celebrated to

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Bonkers for Bundt cakes this Christmas!

Christmas is all about overindulging in sweet treats. We all love a sugar fix, and getting festive also means having a go at baking ourselves. Bundt tins are perfect for creating a beautifully shaped cake

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Skandiblog’s London Scandi shopping spree!

Tis’ the season to be jolly! The festive season is upon us, and we know how overwhelming it can be when thinking about where to shop to buy gifts for loved ones. For those visiting

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Skandiblog’s shopping guide for Secret Santa!

Christmas time brings lots of exciting traditions and rituals. One of the favourites over here in the UK is Secret Santa! Depending on who you get to buy for, Secret Santa can be great fun,

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Scandinavian Christmas in White and Grey

Scandinavian Christmas colours: White and Grey

White is a symbolic colour surrounding both Scandinavian interiors and winter – especially as the temperature drops and we all look towards Christmas! While we may not be spotting any snow yet here in London;

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Scandi Christmas ‘Tomte’

Every culture has different quirks in their Christmas traditions, and the famous ‘Santa Claus’ varies from country to country! The Scandinavian version of Santa Claus is called a ‘Tomte’ or ‘Nisse.’ The Tomte is a

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