Tuesday, December 23, 2008



Spotted this Tomtenisse in a window at my old school in Tungelsta. A Tomtenisse is a mythical creature from Scandinavian folklore. They protected the farm at night when everyone was sleeping although my grandmother Alma Jansson used to tell us a story that she saw a Tomtenisse around their house when she was a kid. More about the Tomtenisse at Wikipedia.


Arctic Dakini said...

I have so many cards from Finland with "tonttuja" on them, exactly those little good gremlins who look after the kitchen & the farm animals, etc. I grew up with them & within the familywe STILL send them I love their little faces!

Kris McCracken said...

I can only apologise for cutting and pasting this comment, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise. I have only one pair of hands and no team of magical elves to help me.

Anyway, from myself, Henry and Ezra, have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus and a happy New Year!

I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs and all your presents are spectacular.