It wouldn’t be Christmas Eve here at Book Barmy unless I posted this:

In Iceland, it is a Christmas Eve tradition to give a book as a gift.

This is called Jólabókaflóð, or the Christmas Book Flood.

This time of year the sun doesn’t rise until 11 AM & it’s dark by 3 PM.

So after a brisk (and chilly!) afternoon walk around town with the rest of their neighbors, familes snuggle into their homes with a hot drink and to read their new books.

Wishing all my fellow book lovers a traditional Jólabókaflóð

Merry Christmas and happy reading, from Book Barmy headquarters

This image from Deborah DeWitt – check out her book themed art HERE


1 Comment

  1. MV
    Dec 24, 2018

    Merry Christmas dear Debba!

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