Since the early 1990ies, the Norwegian milk cartons from our main dairy company Tine has been decorated with Nisse illustrations (or ‘Fjøsnisse’ as they are also called). I realize this does not qualify neither as “vintage” nor as “retro” but it has still become a dear tradition for us. From late November until the New Year, the milk cartons are dressed up for Christmas:
The Tine Dairy Company tried to skip the traditional Christmas decor for a couple of years in 2011 and 2012. The Norwegian public protested and demanded our beloved Nisse cartons back, and since 2014 they have been back! Luckily for you, Tine released Nisse carton wraps during the two Nisseless years, and the wraps are still available on their site HERE. You can download all four types of Nisse carton wraps, and dress up your own milk cartons the Norwegian way this season!
Download two pages for each of the four cartons. Here is a sample:
I normally save every carton with Nisse illustrations, and either cut them into tags, use them as gift boxes for small gifts, or even to make festive carton wallets 🙂
For you, I therefore applied the Nisse illustrations to gift tags, so you may also add Norwegian Nisse tags to your gifts this year 🙂
- Print the tag sheets on cardstock, I use Canon Matte photopaper (170g).
- Attach the tag sheet to thin cardboard with spray glue, I save all my cereal boxes for this.
- Cut out the individual tags
- Punch a hole in each tag and string them with bakers twine.
The files are free for your personal use and enjoyment. Go to the download folder below to grab your high quality copies 🙂
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