Julehjerte - Rød og hvid - Red and White Danish Christmas Hearts
The Danish Julehjerte (yul-he-yurte - Christmas Heart) is a symbol of Christmas in Denmark. Dating back to Hans Christian Andersen in 1860, families traditionally hand made them out of paper each year for their tree.
Sometimes they were used as Advent hearts, where a little chocolate or lolly was placed in the woven heart basket on the tree for kids (big and little) to enjoy on the lead up to Christmas.
They now come in different colours - red and white is the most famous and traditional - at Scandidreaming they are handmade and handwoven without using a single sewing stitch, and just a little glue to hold the handles in place.
They are made out of felt, to last longer on your tree!