Christmas 2015 – Viking Style

I got so many responses about my extended family’s Christmas tradition that I wanted to share this year’s fun as soon as possible. The scavenger hunt theme for 2015 was How to Train Your Dragon, so we all dressed up like vikings and went on our quest!


We started out with a large box to open, full of costumes and supplies. My mother-in-law is a madwoman with a sewing machine so she made bearskin vests for us (out of fake fur of course) and gathered plenty of props and accessories for us to look our best!

2014-Swenson-VikingsCloseup of my sister-in-law and her husband – what a perfect pair of Vikings!

We navigated some rough terrain, used our collective wisdom to solve riddles, and looked for clues on where to go next. At the conclusion of our quest, we were handsomely rewarded – with a family trip to Hawaii! We usually go on a trip with the in-laws each year, and the creative delivery is always a fun surprise!

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We are looking forward to a fun and festive 2015. 🙂


8 thoughts on “Christmas 2015 – Viking Style

  1. Karen says:

    Christa, I had to look closely–thought you had sewing scissors in your belt–but no self respecting Viking would carry them, I guess! What fun!

  2. Sylvia Anderson says:

    Thanks Christa for sharing, and I don’t need to ask if you had a great Christmas day, because I can see that you did, so I’ll just wish you a very Happy and Healthy New Year.

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