Here are Christmas postcards designed by Jenny Nystrom, showing the Christmas gnomes (and their pet pigs, along with their favorite treat, apples).
In Swedish folklore, the gnomes, collectively known as tomte
, protected the home and farm animals. This group also shows two charming children, and a gnome delivering Christmas gifts from a sleigh pulled by a St. Bernard. Other versions replace the dog with a pig, as you might have guessed.