Today it is 20 days since Christmas, which in Sweden is called Tjugondedag Knut or “20th Day Knut” (Knut is the name in the calendar on the 13th January), and it is [un-]officially the end of Christmas! If you haven’t removed the Christmas decorations and the tree, it is time today.
If you’d like, you could organise a “Christmas tree plundering” (julgransplundring) where the guests help you remove the tree decorations, and eat the last Christmas sweets. One of my childhood best friends used to have one, where we threw the tree out the window at the end of the party!
We didn’t put up our Christmas tree this time, and hardly any decorations, but I need to remove the few Christmas things, wash the Christmas napkins and tablecloths, and pack away the Christmas china that we used for our Swedish Christmas dinner on the 22nd December (before heading to Europe).
The Christmas napkins need to be washed. I am not too fond of the Alessi products (usually too plastic for my taste) but I love our napkin rings in metal. We always have textile napkins, a tradition from my family where every family member has his / her napkin ring in silver
I am starting to think that this is more a photo blog than a “written text” blog, but I will try to write more in the coming weeks. It is just that I have so many pictures from the last month that I would like to share – I still have to show you the last islands of the cruise, the new year’s celebration in Spain and our almost-finished room there, our castle-excursion in Skåne with my grandmother and aunt etc.
What do you think – more text and less photos, or is the blog interesting enough as is?