Jul i gamle dager—Christmas in the olden days

From the treasure chest of Travel Editor Cynthia Elyce Rubin

VÆR SA GOD!
It’s Christmas Eve and time for Nisse to have his big bowl of porridge.

HJEM TIL JUL: There’s no place like home for the holidays.

FEED THE BIRDS: The julenek is put up on the roof
to provide for our feathered friends for the holidays.

O JULETRE! O JULETRE! Oh, Christmas tree! Oh, Christmas tree! We are so glad that Christmas Eve is here.

There is nothing more wonderful than a GOOD NORWEGIAN CHRISTMAS! Happy Christmas to all!

Her kommer Nisse!
Here comes the Christmas Elf!
MERRY CHRISTMAS!

This article originally appeared in the December 2, 2022, issue of The Norwegian American.

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Cynthia Elyce Rubin

Cynthia Elyce Rubin, PhD., is a visual culture specialist, travel writer, and author of articles and books on decorative arts, folk art, and postcard history. She collects postcards, ephemera, and early photography. See www.cynthiaelycerubin.com.