The Yule season starts this weekend.
The Yule season officially starts this Sunday here in Sweden. This year the first of advent and the Shop window Sunday comes at the same day (the last weekend of November). Shop window Sunday is when stores traditionally displays the Yule season in their windows, to be honest, many have already started but I’m surprised over how many actually keeps this tradition. Even I did that when I had my garden centre/nursery and it did make me feel a bit jolly as the season requires 🙂 🙂 🙂
The Advent star and the electric Advent candlestick is usually already in place by now and most people have them lit in the windows in the evening. I’m a bit late with my stars though, I have one in shiny goldish metal and I bought a traditional in red paper today but I forgot to buy a new electric candlestick as I had decided to do. I was thinking on placing it in my garage window. Well In still have plenty of time to buy it.
I don’t have that many Yule decorations left to be honest but I did find my different Yule gnomes and Straw goats. I´m not sure how Nova will react to them though so I’ll place them high this first Yule for her in this home. The goat is an old Yule symbol here that goes as far back as the old viking gods. Thor (or TOr as we call him) had a wagon that was pulled by two goats and the goat did usually pull the sled that brought the Yule gnome and his presents, but before that it was the goat delivering the presents himself 🙂
The worlds most famous straw goat stands in the town Gävle ever winter. The tradition of burning it down is almost as old as the tradition to put it up every year 🙂 🙂 🙂 This year they believe they can prevent the burning by freezing it, how I have no idea because it is way to warm to freeze anything so far this winter. The fun thing is that no one had cared about this goat if it wasn’t burnt down every year 🙂 🙂 I know there are several different betting companies where people can bet on when it will burn down 🙂 🙂 🙂
I have no photographs of my stars, gnomes or goats but I’ll try to remember to photograph them later on. My little Yule tree will most likely be worth taking a photograph of too, it’s an ugly tiny tree in a pot and it will be filled with to many lights and decorations I’m afraid 🙂 🙂 🙂
It si time for a pot of tea and perhaps a warm sandwich with lots of ham, meatballs, sausages and loads of cheese on 🙂
Have a great day!