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American mom living in Denmark shares how the country spreads 'julefeber' with adorable traditions

Mother shares how Christmas is way better in Denmark because of the participation of the entire community.

American mom living in Denmark shares how the country spreads 'julefeber' with adorable traditions
Cover Image Source: Instagram/@fleurdellie

Christmas is a magical holiday, especially for children. It is a day filled with celebration and warmth. It is during such holidays that an individual misses their home the most. But Ellie Owens (@fleurdellie) doesn't feel that way at all. Hailing from America, she wholeheartedly believes that Christmas is done better in Denmark. Right from the traditions to the celebration, everything screams perfection for the kids. She made a video of everything she and her family enjoy about Christmas in Denmark and it is safe to say that many of her viewers are packing their bags to shift to the country.

Image Source: Instagram/@fleurdellie
Image Source: Instagram/@fleurdellie

The mother opens the video by saying, "Here are some Danish Christmas traditions that we as an American family have adopted living in Denmark." She shared that they love to visit the Christmas markets in the town where they get to enjoy tasty treats and drinks. There are many options available for everyone, with the mother loving the non-alcoholic beverage with raisins and almonds in it. The family also brings "an advent calendar candle." It is of great interest to the children as it becomes "a daily project of keeping the candle at the perfect date."

Image Source: Instagram/@fleurdellie
Image Source: Instagram/@fleurdellie

Owens goes on to inform us that everyone in the country has their own advent calendars. Moreover, there is a ton of variety when it comes to calendars, which ensures that no one misses out. People can have a pick of their choice, from chocolates to potato chips. The country is also big on Christmas decorations and the family has adopted some of the country's customs. The mother revealed that they put Danish flags on their Christmas tree and "make most of our Christmas decorations." Unlike other countries where the impact of consumerism leads to people crowding the malls to invite the Christmas spirit into the house, this country and its people still prefer to do things the old-fashioned way.


 
 
 
 
 
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The children love their "Nisse doll" that stays with them "the month of December," Owens shared. According to Hygge Box, "Nisse is a fictional character from Nordic folklore who became the bearer of Christmas presents in the mid-1800s in Denmark." The kids play and sleep with her, having a great time during the festival. The family also has some personal practices, like putting lights on their cargo rides and going through the entire neighborhood.


 
 
 
 
 
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The family goes to watch the St. Lucia Kayak Parade, which is a picturesque sight to behold. They also "try and go to all the Christmas parties, as almost every workplace and school classroom has them," showcasing how much the festival means to the community. Owens added that there are no half-hearted attempts and "they really go all out and are extremely festive." They are absolutely in love with Risalamande. The person who finds the whole almond hidden in the dish wins the prize. Owens concluded the video with, "Christmas has never felt more magical to me than living in Denmark with little kids."

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Image Source: Instagram/@melpoelker

 

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_vanessa.louise_
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"We’ve got julefeber (Christmas fever) over here! Love being able to participate in all these Danish Christmas traditions with our kids. I think it’s really wild how into Christmas everyone is here, even in the workplace! Which is somewhere that’s usually more neutral around the holidays in the US," she captioned the video.

The comment section was in awe of these adorable traditions. @pinkwitch72 commented about her favorite one: "The Crisps Advent Calendar looks fab." @slo0620 wrote about their own Danish Christmas experience: "My Danish-American family would celebrate Christmas with klejners and julekage."


 
 
 
 
 
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