A young Laplander wears a traditionally handcrafted, furlined hat and embroidered sweater to protect against Arctic weather in northern Rovaniemi, Finland.

A young Laplander wears a traditionally handcrafted, furlined hat and embroidered sweater to protect against Arctic weather in northern Rovaniemi, Finland.

Among the early arrivals at the temple dedication was Paivi Haikkola, but unlike others in their tweeds and black wools, she wore a traditional Finnish folk costume with red trim. She explained, “My grandmother joined the Church in 1950 and this belonged to her. I wanted to bring her with me to the temple today because of what it would have meant to her. She never would have dreamed that there would be a temple here.” Paivi is a third generation Finnish Church member on both sides of her…

Among the early arrivals at the temple dedication was Paivi Haikkola, but unlike others in their tweeds and black wools, she wore a traditional Finnish folk costume with red trim. She explained, “My grandmother joined the Church in 1950 and this belonged to her. I wanted to bring her with me to the temple today because of what it would have meant to her. She never would have dreamed that there would be a temple here.” Paivi is a third generation Finnish Church member on both sides of her…

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