Christmas Elves and Other Gift Ideas from Aarikka of Finland

November 25, 2009 Katja Presnal

I couldn’t have a Scandinavian Holiday special without featuring some elves, jultomten in Swedish and joulutonttu in Finnish. Aarikka’s Christmas elves are a Finnish Christmas classic, and many families collect them already on the third generation.

Aarikka is Finnish design company founded in 1954, and they offer home decorating products and jewelry. Most of the products are made of Finnish birch and everything is handmade in Finland. Aarikka has their own wood dyeing method bringing a beautiful, translucent sheen for birch.

Like said, the Aarikka wooden elves are a Finnish tradition, but Aarikka is so much more than just Christmas ornaments. Their jewelry compliments any casual outfit, and are also handmade, of birch and silver. Aarikka’s decorative items include vases, glassware, dishes and several smaller gift items with the famous dyed birch elements.

Aarikka’s products are sold in some Scandinavian design special stores like FinnStyle.com, some at Amazon and at their own webshop Aarikka.com.

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Katja Presnal

Katja Presnal shows how to live Nordic inspired life to the fullest and plan your dream life. Katja owns Presnal5 strategic marketing intelligence agency and wants to help marketing professionals to combine a dream career and dream life via freelance work.Katja is an award-winning marketing strategist, and a well-known speaker. Katja has lived in five different countries, and seven states in the USA. Her three children were all born in different countries within three years. When not working or jet-setting the world, Katja is at home cooking big family dinners.She has been featured in NY Times, Glamour, Redbook, Fodor's, Forbes and Woman's Day magazines among many other national and international publications and written for MTV3 and Lifetime TV networks.

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