Once during the christmas month a family usually sits down and makes homemade confectionery. Basically it involves a whole lot of marzipan and nougat as well as nuts, sprinkles, frosting, melted chocolate and anything else you can use for decorating the small 'konfekt'.
It is a 'hyggelig' tradition where everybody's attempting to be the most creative and colorful in creating cute little candies. Come christmas day our mother brings out the boxes of confectionery for everyone to enjoy. Don't be fooled - the beautiful big creations are usually the last ones standing as they're mostly marzipan. Go for the stuff with the most nougat in it!