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Yule Log Cake Decorated with festive berries and holly - Open for Christmas

What is a Yule Log? The Delicious Christmas History

The Yule Log is one of our most famous, favourite Christmas cakes and household centrepieces which graces our table after the extravagant turkey feast. But have you ever wondered where this tradition came from? Why do we eat a dessert to replicate a tree bark? It’s a strange concept. Well, you’re in luck because we’ve …

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Christmas Days Out for Kids and Rainy Day Activities

Christmas Activities for Kids With all the hustle and bustle of Christmas time, there are so many opportunities to make memories kids will treasure.  We’re very lucky in the UK as there are tons of winter wonderlands, festive markets, light festivals and so much more to choose from. There are so many choices that we …

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What to Put in a Christmas Eve Box: The Best Ideas

Amazing Ideas To Fill Your Boxes on Christmas Eve Christmas Eve Boxes are a relatively new tradition which takes place on Christmas Eve. The boxes create excitement for all ages whilst we wait for Santa to arrive and fill the stockings with toys and gifts. But, knowing what to put in a Christmas Eve Box …

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The Best Christmas Gift Baskets This Year

Amazing Christmas Hampers To Gift This Year Gift baskets embrace everything we love about Christmas hampers, with the added bonus of beautiful presentation. They come in all sizes and varieties, so it can be hard to know which one to pick.  This guide to the best Christmas baskets this year will tell you our top …

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Ethical Christmas Crackers to Transform Your Table

Crackers For Your Christmas Table That Are Ethical And Festive As wonderful as Christmas and the holiday season is, the big day comes with a lot of unnecessary baggage. Unethical festive baggage.  Waste is a huge contributor to polluting our planet, and by simply making some small changes to the festive season, we can really …

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How To Celebrate Christmas In England

Celebrating the Festive Holiday in England Christmas in England combines new and old traditions, and the Christmas we know today has very much evolved from the Victorian times when Queen Victoria was in reign. For most people nowadays, the most exciting part of the big day is eating Christmas lunch and opening presents.  A traditional …

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What is Elf on the Shelf? The Tradition Uncovered

The Ultimate Guide to The Elf on the Shelf What is the ‘elf on the shelf’? You’ve seen the elves dominating the social media space in their adorable red suit. You’ve seen them adorned across each and every aisle in the supermarket, their fixed smiles an ominous reminder of the stressful season that’s just around …

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Christmas Activity Book

The Ultimate Christmas Activity Book for Children

Christmas is the most wonderful time of year, and why not treat your kids to this ultimate Christmas Activity Book. Whether you use it to keep them entertained in the run-up to the big day, or as a gift in their Christmas stocking, we can guarantee that they will love this fun, festive book packed …

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