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Little Christmas spirits with the Christmas spirit

Updated: Mar 7

Old Danish Postcard with Tomtar

As I looked the Virginia-bound postcards from around the world from the last post, I noticed a couple things in particular about the cards themselves.

One: the charming nature of the illustrations from the 1960s (and that so many Scandinavian ones love little gnomes, called tomtar).

Two: so many of the cards had a word related to "Yule." It got me thinking we should share ways to wish people a Merry Christmas, particularly in the Germanic languages.


Frohe Weihnachten und ein Glückliches Neues Jahr -

a common greeting in German-speaking countries.