How to make Christmas better than any year before
What’s the most exciting part about Christmas for you? Is it wrapping the presents or having that first sip of warming mulled wine? Or is it seeing the Christmas lights for the first time in your town? Ours is eating chocolate coins and popping on a Christmas playlist, whilst transforming the house into a magical, glittering winter wonderland.
This year we have upped our Christmas game to the next level and we cannot wait to show you what’s in store. From Christmas tree inspiration, to an entire selection of new products and ideas to create your own German market at home, you will find a grotto of festive delights to enhance Christmas spirit at home this year. First of all, create a Spotify playlist of your favourite Christmas songs, here’s a list of our favourites.
Christmas Spotify Playlist
In the office:
Ian – So this is Christmas, John Lennon
Catherine – Driving home for Christmas, Chris Rea
Sophie – All I want for Christmas is you, Mariah Carey
Chloe – Christmas Wrapping, The Waitresses
Wendy – Fairy-tale of New York, The Pogues
Susie – Don’t shoot me Santa, The Killers
Anya – It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Michael Buble
In the warehouse:
Harrison – Do they know it’s Christmas, Band Aid 1984
Lisa – Rocking around the Christmas tree, Brenda Lee
Elaine – Silent Night
Jane – Paul McCartney & The Frog Chorus
Seren – I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, Bing Crosby
The Christmas Tree
We have two very special and inspirational ideas for you this year to give you some ideas to freshen up your tree and give it a New Look for 2021.
The first design is a charming, elegant “Scandi” inspired Christmas tree, featuring traditional Nordic colours with sophisticated touches.
The first design is our elegant, winter wonderland style Christmas tree. This design oozes sophistication and is a perfect choice for any home with Scandi style décor or a calm colour palette of Grey, muted tones.
To create this look you will need:
A frosted Christmas tree
A selection of red, white and silver baubles
Our White Wicker Christmas Star With Bells
Our White Wash Wicker Christmas Tree Skirt
Start by adding your selection of baubles. Begin with adding large baubles first, followed by medium baubles and fill any little gaps in the tree with small baubles to achieve the “full” look we have created. This year we have gone all out and added miniature gonks and red and white nordic style baubles with bells. Finally, complete your tree with some rustic touches, such as our White Wicker Christmas Star to go with the theme and don’t forget to add your White Wash Christmas Tree Skirt to hide the unsightly leg stand at the bottom of the tree. If you want to add some more texture to the tree, try adding some white organza, for an elegant touch.
Next up, this enchanting Christmas tree theme combines an “elegance meets woodland” feel. We have designed our very own rustic Christmas tree this year filled with charming woodland accessories and forest delights, combined with romantic colours of champagne and rose gold, for an enhanced, magical woodland feel.
To create this look you will need:
green Christmas tree
Rose gold, gold, pink & champagne baubles
Our Wicker Vine Christmas Reindeer
Antique Wash Flat Star
Our Grey & Buff Rattan Christmas tree skirt
For this method, start with your large baubles, followed by medium sized baubles, complete with small baubles to fill any gaps. To complete the look, we added our Grey & Buff Rattan Christmas Tree Skirt to enhance style.
Which one of the two themes is your favourite?
Watch as many Christmas films as you like
This year be sure to keep some evenings free to stay in and watch a Christmas film, as there is nothing like snuggling in your cosy Christmas sanctuary and watch as many movies as you like. What is your favourite Christmas film? Do you love a romantic comedy like “The Holiday” or do you prefer a magical Christmas tale such like “Santa Claus: The Movie”?
Send a special Christmas package
If you are not going to be able to see a friend or family member during the Christmas season, why not send them a package with pyjamas or loungewear and a hamper filled with goodies, to let them know you are thinking of them. Pop in some hot chocolate, marshmallows, fluffy socks and a Terrys chocolate orange.
Create your own Christmas German Market
Fill your kitchen with the familiar scents of nostalgic Christmas smells such as succulent bratwursts with delicious fried onions to accompany the woody, warming flavour of some home-made mulled wine. To complete your evening at your very own German market at home, rustle up some sweet treats like sumptuous crepes or some delicious light, fluffy warm cinnamon doughnuts. The best part? There will be no queues to wait in!
If you like being creative, go all out this year and create your own version of Hyde Parks’ famous “Winter Wonderland” in your garden and fill your garden with stylish and elegant rustic Christmas decorations from our gorgeous Christmas collection.
Create a stall for your food and set up a rustic wicker display theme with lights and a festive plant display. Perhaps even wrap up warm, create a firepit and toast marshmallows under the stars, surrounded by all the twinkly lights in your garden to complete your fun evening.
Make a memory diary of Christmas 2021
Be sure to treasure every moment. Take photos of everything you make, including your food displays at your very own German market and print them to stick into a memory journal that you can keep to look back on in years to come.
Finally (and perhaps most importantly) don’t forget to leave out milk and cookies for Santa!
To view our entire Christmas collection of Christmas gift ideas, click here.
To browse more pages of our journal, click here.