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Let the countdown begin.. {Calendar candles – 4 different styles}

November 19, 2014

Christmas via that nordic feeling

Autumn is singing it’s last verse while Winter is waiting just around the corner. The weather is shifting and the air is crips and cold and the darkness comes early in the afternoon these days. But it’s okay. December is just around the corner, and despite being perhaps the darkest month of the year from nature’s hand, December is lit up by twinkle lights, candles, happy smiles and stars in children’s eyes. December is one of my favourite months – I love it just as much as I love summer. What is not to love about Christmas? Also December is my birth month (lots of presents for me this month!).

Calendar candles is a Danish tradition. We count down to the big day by burning a little bit of the candle day by day starting from December 1st. We celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve – that’s why it only goes up to 24.

Christmas via that nordic feeling

I wrote an article about calendar candles for the Christmas issue of Boligcious Lookbook (check this post for direct link). I also styled and shot a few photos for the piece. I thought I would share a few more photos from the shoot and show you the calendar candles I chose for the piece.

Personal Christmas

Buy a simple calendar candle at the supermarket or Søstrene Grene and arrange it in a still life with your favourite things. In my family hyacinths are a family tradition, but you can use what ever you like to create an arrangement that is personal to you.

Christmas via that nordic feeling

Marple plate: thrift find // Vase: Finnsdottir // Cup: Falcon Enamelware // Calendar candle: found last year

Nordic Christmas

If you want a clean, Nordic look choose a calendar candle from Skandinavisk. I love this one so much! If I wasn’t traveling the first week of December, I would get this one. Next year I guess.
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Graphic Christmas

Choose the calendar candle from Normann Copenhagen with this candle holder if you like graphic, black & white look.
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Christmas with a nature twist

Go for the calendar candle from by Nord if you want references to the great Scandinavian nature.
Christmas via that nordic feeling

EDIT NOVEMBER 2015: All links have been updated to the 2015 editions of the calendar candles.

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    Reply Karlijn November 19, 2014 at 11:22

    I think it is very interesting to read about Danish traditions. In the Netherlands we don’t have that kind of candles. Have a nice day!

  • Reply ☆ Happy December 1st ☆ - that nordic feeling December 1, 2014 at 08:31

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