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10 Things You Should Know about Santa Claus in Finland

10 Things You Should Know about Santa Claus in Finland

In Finland, Santa Claus is inseparable from Christmas. Did you know that Santa Claus comes to visit families on Christmas Eve and that he personally brings all the gifts in Finland? He does not come from the chimney but instead knocks on the door! Thus, this...

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21 Cold Weather Beauty Essentials & Tips from Finland

21 Cold Weather Beauty Essentials & Tips from Finland

Many people might not realize that with freezing temperatures, we don’t just have to make sure that we have enough clothes. We must take extra good care of our skin, too. Especially us women because our skin is thin. Let me tell you the best winter beauty hacks and essentials from Finland!

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The Irresistible Finnish Cinnamon Rolls: Pulla Recipe

The Irresistible Finnish Cinnamon Rolls: Pulla Recipe

Take one bite and you’ll understand why cinnamon buns are a staple of the Finnish cuisine! The scrumptious and soft Finnish pulla is an everyday sweet treat here in Finland. It comes in many forms: twirls, rolls, braids, and butterfly-like shapes called korvapuusti....

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25 Iconic Finnish Candies and Creative Ways to Use Them

25 Iconic Finnish Candies and Creative Ways to Use Them

Grandma’s house was the best thing I knew when I was little. As soon as the front door opened, I ran straight to my grandpa’s study. There, I would reach out my hand and carefully feel my way along the bookshelf to the yellow bowl on the lowest shelf. What a lucky day…

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What Really Happens at Finnish Homes at Christmas

What Really Happens at Finnish Homes at Christmas

Finnish Christmas season is notorious for too-high expectations among all family members, big and small. Our biggest celebration happens on 24 December. The two following days are a slumber party at home. By the evening of Boxing Day, everyone has had an overdose of...

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Gifting a Finn? 5 Gift Ideas for Someone You Don’t Know

Gifting a Finn? 5 Gift Ideas for Someone You Don’t Know

What are the best gifts to give for a Finn? The regular sweets, chocolate, flowers, and scented soaps are all great. There are no unacceptable items or colors that you need to avoid. As coffee is a huge thing in Finland, coffee-related gifts are always a safe choice....

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10 Unique Ways to Say Merry Christmas in Finnish

10 Unique Ways to Say Merry Christmas in Finnish

How to say Merry Christmas in Finnish? I’ve got you covered, as here comes the Finnish language Holiday Special! From Christmas greetings between friends to business Finland and exotic New Year wishes, I’ll introduce you to the festive Finnish vocabulary. Psst… Follow...

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How To Make Helsinki Tallinn Ferry Trip: Practical Guide

How To Make Helsinki Tallinn Ferry Trip: Practical Guide

Are you thinking whether or not you should take the Helsinki Tallinn ferry and visit Tallinn while in Helsinki? I totally recommend making the Tallinn day trip if you: Have more than few days to spend in Helsinki. Wish to see two capitals within one holiday. Helsinki...

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