22 Dec 2017

Merry Christmas

Christmas time is the darkest time of the year and here
in Finland it´s especially dark. Between the sun rising and setting
it´s only five hours - even in the southern Finland. In Lapland
the sun doesn´t rise at all for a few months.

If the day is cloudy, you don´t get that much light during that time either.
Like all over the world, we have the tradition
of lighting our surroundings up. Candles and light chains indoors and 
outside are lit already in November.

This birch branch brings light and works as a Christmas tree as well.

#gingerbread mold

Stars and angels (?):

Otto and Fanni, the office assistants.

We wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.

Hyvää Joulua!
Felices Pasquas!
Merry Christmas!
Boas Festas!
God Jul!
Glædelig Jul!
Vrolijk Kerstfeest!
Joyeux Noel!
Froehliche Weihnachten!
Buone Feste Natalizie!
Nollaig chridheil huibh!
Kala Christouyenna!
Kellemes Karacsonyi unnepeket!
Gledileg Jol!
Nollaig Shona Dhuit!
Feliz Navidad!
Boas Festas!
Buorrit Juovllat!

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5 Dec 2017

Advent Candelabrum in Equestrian Style

The first Advent starts the Christmas season. Advent has it´s meaning in the liturgical 
year, but even if you are weren´t that religious, there is this beautiful tradition: 
every Sunday one more candle is lit up as a sign of time, the Advent time, 
passing and Christmas getting closer and closer.

On the 4th Sunday, they are all lit.

It´s easy to make an Advent candelabrum by yourself, also fun with the kids! 
We have a different kind every year, this year we were inspired by 
the wine bottles and spray paints! 

All you need is four bottles, spray paint and decoration after your own taste. 
It´s not necessary to paint the bottles if you prefer them clear or
you have bottles with matt finish.

This year our Christmas is white and silver and this is our version of an
Advent candelabrum. We used a spray primer for glass and plastic
 befote painting them with the silver spray, but that is not compulsory.

Moss and the green apples bring some color and softness
to the arrangement.

In the midst of holiday celebrations, shopping, lights, decorations and joyful carols, 
it might be quite rewarding to have a peaceful, quiet moment with your dearest ones 
and enjoy the light of the candles.

Have a joyful Advent time!

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