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Here you will find everything that you need to know about gnomes. You may have heard of them but what do you really know about them? You are in the right place to find out.

 

The Greatest Guide to the History of Gnomes

Gnomes have a long and illustrious history. Everyone seems to have heard of them but few people know where they come from and when people started to put them in their gardens. We are here to change that.

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Are Gnomes Only for Christmas?

No, gnomes are not only for Christmas. They exist and are used in many forms all year round such as being used as ornaments in people's houses and gardens and are always popular in literature and popular culture. In Scandinavia, there are forms of gnomes called Nisse...

Gnome Play on Words

The word 'gnome' is one of the best words in the English language to play around with for comical purposes. For that reason, we have created this dedicated article on gnome word play! Here are some great ways that you can use the word 'gnome': Gnome aloneBlow your...

Christmas GONKs

What is a Christmas GONK? These are small figures with long beards and knitted hats and many think of them as being the Nordic version of Santa Claus/Father Christmas. Many people say that they are inspired by garden gnomes, particularly those described in...

What are Christmas Gnomes Called?

In a number of northern European countries, Christmas gnomes are called Nisse. The mythology behind these creatures dates back to the late 18th and 19th centuries in which gnomes were thought to be sprits that inhabited households and were responsible for protecting...

Is Santa a Gnome?

Santa is not a gnome. However, many people, particularly those in Scandinavia, believe that it is gnomes and elves that perform the majority of the work when it comes to all things Christmas such as making presents, wrapping and then delivering them. Norwegian...

What do Gnomes Represent at Christmas?

Though the exact definition of this elusive creature has changed over time, it is said that gnomes are spirits who live in nature and interact with people on either helpful or mischievous terms. In Scandinavia though these Nisse (Norwegian for “ Gnome”) manifest at...