Lillejuleaften: A Little Christmas Eve Big on Danish Tradition

Ingrid – December 11, 2017 This past Saturday, I had the unique pleasure of attending Lillejuleaften (“Little Christmas Eve” in Danish), the last of the four events honoring The Danish Home’s 125th anniversary this year. I went with my roommate, Lindsay, and her Farfar (grandfather), who enjoyed the evening celebrating the “Spirit of Future” immensely—probably…

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In Denmark, School’s NOT Out Forever

Ingrid – November 27, 2017 I graduated from Northwestern University eight years ago, with a degree in journalism. Sometimes, my college days seem like a lifetime ago, considering that I’m “all grown up,” working and living in Chicago. Over Thanksgiving, I went with my roommate Lindsay to see her grandfather (Farfar), who lives at The…

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Denmark and Oktoberfest: Beer Today, Gone Never

 Lili – October 16, 2017 “But mom, if all my friends are going to Oktoberfest, why can’t I?” whined Olivia. I resisted the temptation to ask her the age-old “mom” question: If everyone jumped off a bridge, would you do it, too? “It’s not like I’m going to drink or anything, although you do know that…

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Celebrating Women In Danish America

Ingrid – October 9, 2017 October is National Women’s Small Business Month. How fitting, when you consider that 125 years ago, my great-great-great-grandmother, Olivia Rose (I call her “GiGi” because of all those “greats” connecting her to me), and 11 of her fellow Danish-American women founded The Danish Home. In their time, widespread recognition of women’s…

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