I wrote the article entitled “Joulupukki and Tonttu - Finnish Santa and Elves,” to promote items made by my husband using vintage greeting cards. He made most of our products that were featured in our Zazzle Store. It was amazing to me that I had grown up surrounded by people of Finnish descent, yet I had never heard the stories of Joulupukki and tonttu.
I did a lot of research to discover the origins of the story. I was fascinated with the history of the Yule Goat and how it became Santa Claus. I don't claim it as a scholarly writing. It is just my humble attempt to connect the dots related to Finnish mythology and legends.
I hope you enjoy the story. Feel free to leave a comment here after you have read it.
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I am a storyteller. I like to wrap inspirational messages inside little vignettes of my life or the lives of others. I grew up in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, have lived in an RV, and am now living in a senior apartment. Everything I've experienced in my 68 years in this incarnation is fair game to be written about.