Julenissen

Julenissen

Julenissen

My grandmother brought Julenissen from Norway. I think she bought him during her visit there in 1937 and probably gave him to my mother, with two other nisser, as a Christmas present that year. Every Christmas when I was growing up these three nisser figures appeared on the top of our piano, sometimes standing nearly buried in cotton snow, sometimes sitting among glass ornaments in a small metal sleigh pulled by triumphant metal reindeer. Each figure was an individual, each with his own pose, but all dressed in the same costume. This one is mine now, and he appears each Saint Nicholas Day to greet us, and Christmas, from his perch on a high bookshelf.

Advertisements

One thought on “Julenissen

  1. Pingback: Saint Nicholas Day 2010 « Koppantó

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s