1. How to Survive Christmas with Your Family

    How to Survive Christmas with Your Family Surviving Christmas with your sanity still intact is increasingly becoming rare. How do you answer probing questions into your personal life? Even worse, how can you still swallow food when someone at the table starts up a heated political debate? Are you just supposed to sit there and listen? Or are you going to do something about it, but also being extremely careful not to risk disrupting the supposed “merry” occasion? Your family are those people that have been foisted on you – there's no escaping that. Gatherings with them can...

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  2. Our Top Christmas Jokes and Riddles.

    Christmas Jokes and Riddles All Around.. Christmas will not be fun and festive without the family gathering around and sharing jokes and riddles. There is always one member of the family that either cracks a joke or is the source of laughter. Since it is the holidays, the most appropriate jokes would have to be Christmas-related. Whether or not they are humorous, however, will depend on several things. According to a study led by Robert Dunbar at London’s Oxford University, some of the funniest jokes involve 2 characters and up to 5 levels of intentionality running back and forth between...

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  3. Christmas Card Messages to Inspire You

    Wonder what Christmas card messages you should write to family, friends, or colleagues? Anything that comes straight from the heart is one way to go about writing Christmas card messages for family and other recipients. But there are times when you need an inspiration to get your mind working and the words flowing. This is where reading fun and funny Christmas card messages can help. From there, you can get ideas to make the messages your own and personalised. Preparing to Write Christmas Card Messages Hallmark recommends that you must add some cheer to every season’s greeting you send, regardless...

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  4. How to Make Gingerbread Men and their History

    Making gingerbread men is a holiday activity that everyone can enjoy, from adults to children. But do you know the story behind the delectable treat or how gingerbread men and Christmas became synonymous? There is more to this holiday treat than fancy decorations. History of Gingerbread Men It was at the court of Elizabeth I of England when the first instance of gingerbread biscuits shaped in different figures was documented. This is why the invention of the gingerbread man was credited to Queen Elizabeth I. Where it originated, however, is embedded in many theories, so there’s no one true...

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  5. Mulled Wine: Its History and How to Make One

    Mulled Wine: Its History and How to Make One Mulled wine is a traditional drink during winter but is most especially enjoyed around Christmas. The beverage is a mix of various mulling spices and red wine but there are variations in different parts of the world. In Britain, for example, mulled cider or mulled ale may be used. If you look up mulled wine recipe online, you will find different combinations as well. Steeped in tradition and culture, mulled wine is one of those beverages that have a history to tell and an answer to the question “ why do we drink mulled wine ”. Origins of...

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  6. How to Get Children to Sleep Early on Christmas Eve

    With all the excitement surrounding the holiday season, it is natural for children to want to stay up late. This makes it difficult to make them fall asleep on Christmas Eve . But as a parent who has been working all day preparing for the celebrations, the need for them to get to sleep on Christmas Eve is more than necessary. You probably need the shut-eye more than your children do. Allowing them to stay up all night could also mean tantrums or your angelic tots turning into little ‘grinches’ . On that note, you should find ways to get your kids to sleep early on that joyous eve. How...

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  7. 5 Festive Decoration Ideas - Christmas Flowers

    Today marks the 1st of December and the countdown to Christmas. It's that most wonderful time of the year when Christmas Trees go up (if you don't have it up already that is), and the fairy lights, tinsel and other decorations are dug out of the attic or whever it is they spend the other 11 months of the year. If you want to keep things fresh and something different to your seasonal decor scheme this year, why not consider some Christmas Flowers ? Incorporating things like sparkly cones, glitzy frosted berries and gold dipped foliage, our new collection of Christmas Bouquets and Wreaths...

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  8. 3 Traditional Festive Door Wreaths for Christmas

    So it's less than a week until December and anticipation for the festive period is growing steadily. Aside from Christmas Trees, Christmas Flowers , tinsel, mistletoe, and other decorations, one of the most popular pieces of decor for the winter holidays is a Christmas Door Wreath. You instantly know it's Christmas time as soon as you see colourful, ornate wreaths appearing on doors throughout your neighbourhood. With this in mind, we thought we'd take a closer look at three festive wreaths we have on offer now. The Very Berry Christmas Wreath Comprised of cones, berries, and winter...

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  9. Black Friday Offers This Week

    This Friday the 24th of November marks Black Friday, a day of annual shopping madness. We thought we'd take this opportunity to introduce our 2017 Christmas collection with some early bird offers seeing as Christmas is just around the corner now. As well as an early Black Friday offer on our Starry Night Christmas Wreath, we're also offering 13% off our ever popular Rose & Freesia Bouquet. Both offers come inclusive of free delivery - the price you see is exactly what you pay. Hanging a wreath on your door over the winter holidays is the perfect way to get into the festive spirit. Artfully...

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  10. How to Use Flowers for Christmas Decoration

    Looking to deck the halls with Christmas Flowers this festive season? Read on for ideas on how to imbue your home with a feeling of festive floral magic. When you think of Christmas decorations, you probably think of fairy lights, tinsel, mistletoe and, of course, a bobble and angel adorned tree. If you want to try out something a bit different this winter holiday season, why not try out some floral arrangements with sparkly silver and glitzy gold or cones, frosted berries and apples, and other whimsical wintry touches. As far as flower types go, there are lots of beautiful winter flowers that...

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