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Posts from November 2018

If you're one of the growing number of people who have decided to buy a container-grown Christmas tree this year rather than a cut one, you may have some questions about the best way to look after it. As living plants, potted Christmas trees need a little more TLC than cut ones, especially if you hope to keep it in your garden after Christmas to use again next year. So, below, we've pulled together some top recommendations for keeping your small potted Christmas tree in tip-top condition... 
Got Christmas Eve boxes for the kids sorted but don’t want to leave out the grown-ups? Here’s the low-down on finding the perfect Christmas eve box for the young at heart... 

Where Can I Buy A Christmas Eve Box For An Adult? 

Christmas eve boxes don’t have to be childish; there are plenty of sophisticated and classy designs available, from stylish monochrome simplicity to colourful star and snowflake designs, and an increasing number of suppliers offering Christmas eve boxes to suit all tastes and budgets.  
 
If you’re looking for a Christmas eve box that will... 
 
 
 
Christmas is a magical time of year but it’s also a wasteful time of year. We’re all familiar by now with the recycle, re-use, reduce mantra but many of us, it seems, are prepared to relax our principles at Christmas, particularly when it comes to wrapping presents. Even eco friendly gifts!  
 
Here are 5 suggestions for different ways to 'wrap' at least some of your Christmas presents this year: 
 
5 Green Alternatives to Gift Wrap 
 
1. Old newspapers and magazines 
Presents wrapped in newspaper can look surprisingly stylish once you've added some... 
If you like the idea of starting a Christmas Eve box tradition but worried it will set a precedent for spending yet another small fortune every Christmas on extra gifts to fill it, we have good news. The purpose of Christmas eve boxes is not to replicate Christmas day gift giving but, rather, to create a magical festive atmosphere – and that’s something you can achieve with very little money if you’re creative and savvy. 
 
6 Top Tips For Filling A Kid’s Christmas Eve Box On A Budget 
 
1. You may not be able to roast chestnuts on an open fire but... 
As a relatively new arrival to the UK, the Christmas Eve box is a festive phenomenon of which many are still blissfully ignorant – but probably not for long… 
What Is A Christmas Eve Box? 
 
Quite simply, a Christmas Eve box or crate is a box or crate that you can fill with festive goodies to present to a loved one on the night before Christmas. The box, or crate, can be as simple or as elaborate as your imagination and budget will allow, from a DIY cardboard box covered in wrapping paper to a personalised wooden Christmas eve crate that will last for years to come. 
 
Christmas eve box contents typically include festive snacks and treats, age appropriate liquid refreshment, a Christmas stocking (empty, ready to hang), new pyjamas or slippers, and a Christmas storybook or DVD – in short, anything to create a cosy, festive ambience and heighten the anticipation. 
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