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Christmas 2020 celebrating tradition and all things homemade

There is no doubt that this Christmas 2020 will not have the same flavour as usual. The lock-downs have brought us back to what is most valuable in our everyday lives: health, well-being, family, the importance of being with our loved ones and the pleasure we get from making things with our hands.

There are two stand-out decoration trends emerging this year: a reassuring traditional Christmas and a Christmas that embraces the eco-friendly trend.

The old-fashioned Christmas is back!

A pretty Christmas tree green, a deep red, tartan, a bit of wood with a few touches of gold thrown in and the magic begins. In these turbulent times, in a backdrop of gloom and doom, we need bearings and fond memories of a joyful past. We’re yearning for comfort to embark on a new year brimming with warmth, positivity and optimism.

To shake off the blues, go and dig out those old decorations and never mind if they’re a bit chintzy! Try your hand at a bit of crafting with what you find knocking around and save on the pennies. So here’s the plan for the next few days: choose the best spot to show off your tree, get your Christmas playlist lined up, get yourself in chill mode (fleece tracky bottoms, woollen socks and comfortable slippers) and get stuck into decorating the home for Christmas.

Here are a few ideas :

The traditional Christmas wreath, made entirely out of bits foraged from the forest (fir branches, ivy, holly) except for the backing metal circle and the ribbons.

Traditional Christmas wreath

Traditional Christmas wreath

 

Table decoration with up-cycled see-through bottles containing leaves, holly and branches and candles on a bed of ribbons.

Table decoration

Table decoration

 

Christmas trees made of ribbons, wood and a plaster base to create a little forest on the fireplace.

Christmas trees decoration

Christmas trees decoration

 

A truly green Christmas 2020 and future.

Cheer up this gloomy end of year by focusing on a few good resolutions and doing something to make the world a better place!

These past 2 lock-downs have certainly made us think a lot about our ecological impact with some of us taking to our bikes more often, making our own household products, consuming locally, etc… And that’s the second theme for Christmas 2020. Out with the traditional Christmas tree and in with quirky, one-of-a-kind handmade decorations (a branch of poplar found in the countryside) decorated with cardboard mobiles, ribbons and lights. Organise workshops at home, spread everything out on the living room table and keep the little ones busy in the run-up to Christmas. Enjoy fun times sipping hot chocolate and listening to everyone’s stories while creating something together at the same time.

If you’re going for this 2nd Christmas 2020 theme then here are a few ideas:

A wreath to hang on the door made entirely from bits straight from the forest (branches, pine cones, acorns) except for the backing circle, cotton flowers, white pompoms and ribbons.

Natural wreath

Natural wreath

 

Present wrapping ideas using our organic cotton ribbons.

Present wrapping

Present wrapping

 

Revisited Christmas baubles made out of cardboard and ribbons.

Christmas baubles made out of cardboard

Christmas baubles made out of cardboard

 

So this year’s must-do is : enjoy yourself in small groups, sticking to the protective measures of course!

Merry Christmas!

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