Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments

Braided heart
Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments
Drum ornament

Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments

The Scandinavian Christmas tree decorations typically fall into three categories:

  • Ornaments
  • Candle holders
  • Strings of lights and flags

Also, there is usually a star or an angel at the top of the tree.

On Christmas Eve, candles are placed in candle holders and lit, creating a beautiful and dazzling display.

In Denmark and Sweden, it is typical also to string the national flag around the tree, and strings of white lights are seen across the region.

Christmas Ornaments as heirlooms in Scandinavian families

Passing down Christmas ornaments from one generation to the next is very common. In the same way that making Christmas Ornaments is very a Holiday pastime that everyone has grown up with. Both with friends and family.

And yes, these ornaments – such as pleated paper hearts – can also be handed down from one generation to the next – many times over.

Of course, paper is quite fragile. That’s exactly why we’ve decided to expand our collection of Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments with a selection made from high-quality metal in red and gold.

The importance of light and hygge at Christmas time

If a Scandinavian household only has one type of Christmas tree decoration, it will usually be ornaments or strings of lights. Ornaments because they can be homemade or family heirlooms. And the use of lights is a very important part of the Christmas season in Scandinavia due to the very few hours of sunlight.

The Scandinavian (or Danish, to be exact) concept of “hygge” is often focused on enjoying the warmth indoors and eating various Christmas treats. All while adding light in many forms to our homes. Both candlelight and other sources of light (such as from a Christmas tree).

Also, having strings of light on our Christmas tree makes the other Christmas Ornaments stand out even more. Particularly our new collection made from red and shiny gold metal.

Easy inspiration...

Scandinavian Christmas heart

Small flat woven heart ornament

Scandinavian Christmas heart

Large flat woven heart ornament

Scandinavian Christmas heart

Small woven heart basket

Scandinavian Christmas heart

Large woven heart basket

Scandinavian Christmas heart

Golden eight pointed star

Scandinavian Christmas heart

Drum with drumsticks

Scandinavian Christmas heart

Cone with woven imprint

Scandinavian Christmas heart

DIY woven paper heart kit

Scandinavian Christmas Ornaments

The look of the Scandinavian ornaments typically results in a refined and somewhat minimalist look that melts into the general holiday decor, yet still announces the holiday season.

There are traditional ornaments you will find in many homes from beloved brands such as Royal Copenhagen and Georg Jensen, to more modern and playful items that are chosen to suit each person’s decor style.

We hope you will love our Ugly Duckli Scandinavian ornaments. Whether you celebrate Christmas, or just like decorating for the holiday season, there’s a decoration for you.

Looking for more information? We warmly recommend for example the VisitDenmark website.



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