December 13 marks a very special day in the Swedish advent calendar. It’s the day everyone gathers to celebrate the wonderful tradition of Lucia. Named after the martyr saint Lucia, the celebration marks the shortest day of the year in the advent season. A little different to the hot summer nights of the Southern Hemisphere – where we tend to be outdoors enjoying the weather – in Sweden, the long dark winter nights are the perfect time for getting family and friends together at home.
Due to the long, dark days, this tradition is about celebrating light, warmth and togetherness, with candles playing a large part. Children decorate a crown of candles and offer coffee, Lussebullar (Saffron Buns) and Pepparkakor (Swedish Gingerbread) to those watching. Everyone gathers around to enjoy this special moment together – the perfect way to bring light and warmth into the home.
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Make an impact with your gifting this Christmas and wrap like never before! No matter what you’re wrapping, from the weird and wonderful to the meaningful and magnificent, add that extra special touch and watch your recipients smile as they see how much you care. Check out these handy how-to videos and wow your loved ones this holiday season!
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‘Tis the season for gift giving and celebrating loved ones. But we know it’s not always easy choosing the right gift for family and friends – especially those unique people who sometimes feel almost impossible to buy for. We love them but they do make it hard. Which is why we’re here to help! Our kikki.K Gift Guide makes it easy for you to choose gift for your nearest and dearest and surprise them with gifts they’ll love, use and cherish. Give kindness, love and gorgeous meaningful gifts this year with 100s of beautiful kikkk.K goodies to choose from. Continue reading “100s of Gift Solutions for Even the Hardest to Buy For!”
There are few things more exciting in life than planning your special day or preparing for the arrival of a new bundle of joy, so it’s a good thing we’re here to help you plan for both!
There is no doubt that the past 12 months or so have been full of best laid plans being rearranged and a lot of unknown and unforeseen challenges popping up in our way. But if this challenging time has taught us anything, it’s to celebrate the good and get excited about the wonderful when it happens – the small things, the big things, anything that brings us joy – and to look to the future with excitement.
So, whether you’ve had to change your plans over the past year or so, or are only just beginning the planning process, our beautiful new Linen Wedding Planner and Baby Planner are here to help you plan for wonderful!
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