Elsa Beskow was the illustrator that shaped my taste I think. The books my mother had loved as a child in Sweden were passed on to me and I poured over every detail and loved them too. --- I too Elsa Beskow.
Scandinavian Christmas traditions still carry a Yule Buck (Swedish Jul Bock) from ages past. The Yule Buck (or Joulupukki in Finnish) is one of the oldest symbols of the Winter season, in part because Capricorn is the first moon of the new year.
Le "Bouc de Jul" (Julbock), qui tend actuellement à se répandre dans plusieurs pays d'Europe, notamment en France, comme un élément de la décoration du foyer au moment de Noël, est un animal fait de paille pliée et tressée, garnie de gros rubans rouges.
God Jul, by Aina Stenberg MasOlle Swedish, grew up in Stockholm, and created Sweden's Advent calendar in and did another 29 after that. She drew between 5000 and 6000 various designs for Christmas, Easter and New Year cards.