Why do we Have Gonks at Christmas?

The tradition of Gonks everywhere! These little creatures make a comeback at winter time, when they’re thought to bring good luck and protect your home from all sorts solstices. The gnome-like figurines have their faces covered by large hats with fluffy beards (you...

Why are Nisse Called Gonks?

Gonks are said to protect homes throughout the Winter solstice and festive season. Called Tomte in Swedish, Nisse in Norway and Denmark and Tonttu in Finnish, these creatures have short squat bodies with pointy hats that cover their eyes, together with cute bulbous...

What is the story of the GONK?

The first mention of a gonk dates back to 1600 in Norway, and possibly even earlier than that. A well-known motifs of Nordic folklore the gonks part protector/elf on shelf who watched over homes from evil while also being mischievous themselves but had an often short...

Why are Gnomes Christmas Decorations?

What do Gnomes Symbolize for Christmas? In Scandinavian countries, house Christmas gnomes are said to live under or in your home. They take on the role similar to Santa Claus and protect the inhabitants from evil spirits until recently when they became more like...

What do Christmas Gnomes Mean?

The gnomes of Scandinavia are said to live under the ground, and they have a tendency not only help but also misbehave with those that interact them. Christmas gnomes are known as nisse in Norway- where it is believed these spirits bring gifts at Christmas time! Much...