Category: "Christmas"

  1. Love is a Gift

    It is, once again, the time of year when companies play with our emotions and try to encourage us to make our Christmas celebrations and gatherings the best they can be by buying their food or gifts to ensure the festivities are just perfect. But what does perfect mean for you? This video, by Phil Beastall, was first brought to...

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  2. Top tips in the countdown to Christmas

    With only seven weeks to go until Christmas, now is the time to accelerate your preparations with these top tips to help your festive preparations run as smoothly as possible. Week Commencing the 6th November - 7 Weeks To Go * If you haven’t done so already, get any transport requirements booked for your Christmas journeys to save money with...

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  3. New Giftable Tickets Range, Entitling The Recipient To Gifts Chosen Especially For Them

    Taken from the new range, the Personalised Book Of Christmas Giftable Tickets makes a wonderful gift during the festive season. It’s perfect for the member of the family or friend who has everything, is really tricky to buy for or for whom a unique gift is just the ticket! The concept works equally well for a whole family or group...

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  4. An Advent Calendar With A Difference – This Is One You’ll Want To Keep

    We're passionate about sharing memories and making them too. That’s why we’re so excited about the launch of our brand new Personalised Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar which will help you do just that, whether you treat a loved one or yourself.   In a world where advent calendars are getting not only bigger, but also more expensive, how about...

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  5. The insider's guide to an imperfect Christmas

    Given that the average Mum spends 51 hours preparing all the loveliness for Christmas Day, major building work in the lead up to Christmas was always going to end in heartache. But nothing prepared me for the challenge ahead… I started off with a positive attitude. A romantic image of the family huddling up together with colourful scarves, red noses...

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  6. Christmas from a child's eyes

    As the excitement of Christmas bubbles under the surface, we chatted with Evie 12, Megan 11, and Charlie and Jimmy 6, about what makes the festive season such fun. • What’s the best thing about Christmas? "The feeling of waking in the morning – that Christmas spirit. Seeing my family so happy when they open their presents – you feel...

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  7. The key to knowing Mum and Dad better this Christmas

    The key to knowing Mum and Dad better this Christmas
    Ruth is a 38 year old primary school teacher and mother of two young girls from Oxfordshire. This year Ruth got in touch with us to share her experience of how a from you to me journal touched her family’s life. “I gave Mum and Dad a from you to me journal for Christmas 2012. A year later they gave it back to...

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  8. Pick of the best Christmas gifts

    Pick of the best Christmas gifts
    Our guest blogger and valued customer, Gemma Edwards of, shares her Christmas excitement with us, and picks her top three Christmas gifts...It's that time of year when we see signs of Christmas around us: shop windows aglow, advert jingles, and glistening lights against the night sky. It’s enough to get us excited about the winter festivities.  I want to share...

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  9. Victorian Christmas

    Before Queen Victoira's reign the British population had not heard of either Santa Claus or Christmas Crackers . No Christmas cards were sent and most people did not have holidays from work.However, the wealth generated by the new factories and industries of the Victorian age allowed middle class families in England and Wales to take time off work and celebrate over two...

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  10. My Thoroughly Organised Christmas!

    My obsession with keeping things organised and maintaining lists for everything is a standing joke throughout the whole of the year. But I really come into my own at Christmas. 

I am constantly surprised to find that not everybody has a ringbinder where they keep everything to do with Christmas.  How do they remember what happened last year and what...

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