We all the love the build up to Christmas, from day 1 of the Advent calendar to putting up the Christmas Tree – Check out our top Christmas tips to feel even more Christmassy…
Deck the halls
Bring the outside in by creating your very own winter wonderland, your garden and local hedgerows can provide great inspiration. Fir cones, sprigs of Holly and Mistletoe look stunning arranged on the mantelpiece – Add some natural festive colour with clusters of winter berries, red apples, oven-dried slices of orange and ribbon tied cinnamon sticks. Simply spraying some twigs in silver or gold and hanging some sparkly baubles on them is really easy, but really effective too.
Feel good Christmas gift ideas
It’s that time of year for giving, and nothing feels better than knowing you’ve given a gift that is perfect for the recipient but has also helped or benefited others – The RSPB sell a great range of gifts and best of all 100% of profits go to helping Britain’s Wildlife. The National Trust online shop features a stylish selection of gifts that are handmade in Britain, but if you’re looking to help local charities this Christmas www.localgiving.com is a great place to start.
Bake up some festive treats
Nothing shouts Christmas more than something yummy baking in the oven, and we have some cracking seasonal recipes that not only taste amazing but will also make your house smell all Christmassy… Check out our recipes
Shop at Local Farmers Markets
At Jordans we are all for supporting our fantastic farmers and you can do the same by supporting your local producers. So, a nice idea at Christmas is to go to localfoods.org.uk to find your nearest farm shop for the Turkey and lovely fresh veg.
Things to do at Christmas
Get outdoors over the holidays either exploring the local woods or nature reserves – simply stunning on a bright and crispy morning. Or get your skates on literally, and visit one of the fantastic outdoor ice-rinks that pop up across the UK – To find your nearest one and lots of other fab ideas go to Visit Britain’s Blog.