The First Sunday of Advent celebrates the beginning of the Christian year. The season begins on the Sunday nearest to St. Andrew’s Day, marking the start of the Christian year, and ends Christmas Eve. This season may last anywhere from 22 to 28 days. Items such as Advent wreaths, candles and calendars are traditionally seen at this time of year.
Denmark is all about hygge; aiming to live in a cozy, peaceful space with the comfort of meaningful friendships, so it is not surprising to note that the danish people enjoy gathering in small community groups to decorate, light candles and make traditional crafts on Advent.
Although observances vary, decorations are a big part of the Advent holiday. Many danes decorate with dwarf-like figurines called nisse; a mythical creature stemming from folklore and bringing protection to their homes and farms. They also make crafts like the julehjerte; a pleated Christmas heart.
Here is a traditional julehjerte activity from Dana at MadeEveryday.com