December 4

The tradition of buying Danish Christmas seals, and by that give money to help sick children, is more than 100 years old. Every year they have a new illustration,  this year is a collection of some of the best known old “kravlenisser” “climbing nisser” made by Frederik Bramming, the father of these famous nisser.


10 comments so far

  1. montucky on

    What a pleasant and wonderful tradition!

    • Giiid on

      People doesn´t write as many letters today as they did before we had computers, but that is no problem, now days it is possible to buy the Christmas seal as an “E-seal” for use at emails. 🙂

  2. Reggie on

    This is a lovely idea – thanks for telling us about it.

    • Giiid on

      Thanks for reading it, Reggie.

  3. milkayphoto on


    • Giiid on

      These type of Nisser has charmed people since the illustrator invented them many years ago, most likely because they are so happy. 🙂

  4. Gerry on

    Of course I love the Nisser–they remind me very much of the Cowboy–but the mail carrier on a bicycle in a red rainsuit is my favorite scene of the day. Oh dear, I hope I haven’t offended any Nisser.

    • Giiid on

      I thought you would like that photo! Lately our postman has delivered post riding a moped/motorbike. I am offended, but at least it is impossible to overhear when he comes.

  5. kiwidutch on

    We too have special stamps for cards as the sending of Christmas Cards is a very strong Dutch tradition.
    Another tradition that’s popular is to make your own Christmas photograph postcard with a text inserted into it and since we have had children ours features a photo of our kids each year so with every card you see them “grow” another year older.

    • Giiid on

      Photocard with text is also very common to use here. The Danish Christmas seal is not a stamp, though, just for decoration.

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