Welcome back to My Danish Christmas Advent Calendar! Join me every day in opening a new door. Once again, I’ve got a host of goodies to share with you – traditional Danish Christmas recipes, traditions, songs, games, decorations, crafts and landscapes… So sit back, relax and enjoy!
Is there a Christmas decoration that hangs in every window in your corner of the world? Around these parts it used to be this retro classic - we 'inherited' this one from the previous owners of our Swedish summer house and I love it - pure Christmas kitsch! :)
But now there's a new Sheriff in town...complete with a star - Julestjernen!
Yep, those stars seem to be hanging in every Danish shop window and home right now...
And you know they've gone viral when supermarkets and discount stores start selling them.
Julestjernen ("Christmas star") is, co-incidentally, also the Danish name for the poinsettia...
I also spotted these in the shop windows...paper stars - another obsession of those crazy (but lovable) Danes!
If you want to try your hand at making some yourself, buy the long, thin strips of paper ready cut at hobby stores and bookshops. Precision is key!
But I'm warning you, they're very tricky and mind-boggingly time-consuming to make - I don't think I'll ever master them. Normally I give up and turn them into musetrapper ("mouse steps") instead... ! :-P
Don’t forget to check back here tomorrow when we open the next door!