Posts tagged norwegian
7 Simple Tips for a Scandinavian Christmas

Growing up with Norwegian heritage in my family, our holidays are always celebrated the traditional Scandinavian way. This means lots of fresh greenery, homemade recipes made with fresh ingredients, and handmade Christmas ornaments. I appreciate these thoughtful gestures even more now that I bring minimalist practices into my home. Here are 7 simple tips for a Scandinavian Christmas.

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1997: A Norwegian Breakfast on the Farm

Throughout my childhood, my Norwegian grandmother used to take me on trips to Europe just the two of us every year. My most memorable summer was spent on our family’s farm in 1997 when I was 6-years-old. We stayed with my great-grandparents in their small town called Øyjord outside of Narvik, Norway (population estimation around 100, no joke). As a young child, staying on the farm for about a month at a time, with no one my age, made me really homesick after just a couple days.

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