The gnome is a legendary figure who became popular in the early 1600s in Northern Europe. They were thought to protect your home, garden & livestock from harm and to bring you good luck.
Gnomes are said to possess supernatural energies and it is said that if you treat your gnomes well, they will reward you with good fortune. Gnomes are said to live for 400 years and are industrious, kind and wise. They are seen as guardians to their family, nature, and animals.
The traditional word for gnome in the Scandinavian culture is Tomte and they are called Nisse in Norway. Kabouter is the Dutch word for gnome. Regardless of the name, gnomes will bring joy and fun to your home! So pick the gnome that speaks to you and maybe you will be blessed with some extra good fortune.