A Swedish gnome (Tomte), is a small elf-like creature that lives around a house in a barn or the woods. Tomtar (plural) are fond of children and if you befriend one, they will help to protect you against misfortune all year round. If you leave a bowl of porridge out on Christmas Eve, he might reward you with gifts.
These are handmade using special Swedish wool.
shouldn’t everyone have a Tomte protecting them?