A Christmas Less Commercial | Belle & Boo
A Christmas Less Commercial
Whether you’re the already-on-it type or you can’t even begin to think about it until the last sparkler has gone out on Bonfire Night, there’s no escaping the fact that Christmas is well and truly round the corner.
If you are in the ‘let’s get organised’ camp, we hope you’ll be pleased to hear that our Christmas shop is now officially open! And it’s brimming with all the wistful festive charm you expect from Belle & Boo.
For us, Christmas is the time of year when we get most nostalgic. While contemporary trends continue to move towards elves on shelves and high-tech Santa tracking, we’re over here hankering after traditional colours, imaginative illustrations and unique treasures that are future heirlooms and hand-me-downs. We’re all about creating the kind of Christmas that takes us back to our own childhoods: the kind filled with good old-fashioned magic and wonder.
I guess you could call it a Christmas Less Commercial, and here’s what’s waiting to be discovered in this year’s enchanting line-up:
‘Tis the season to get sewing! And if you’ve got some Christmassy creations on your to-make list, our collection of organic-cotton fabric has got you covered for everything from stockings and decorations to patchworks and clothing.
There’s a host of charming fabric designs to choose from, including our spellbinding Nutcracker fabric in vibrant red or rich pine green and our classic Toy Soldier design in green or white. If you’re in need of a batch of fabric to see you through, why not snap up our great-value bundle? You’ll get four fat quarters of Christmas fabric in favourite designs that complement one another beautifully – and you’ll save 15% to boot.
Christmas cards, postcards and wrapping paper
Our original Nutcracker illustrations are inspired by the story behind the famous ballet, which has been loved by young and old for more than a century. As well as appearing on our fabrics, they take centre stage for our pack of Christmas cards and wrapping paper, and are a lovely way to share some fairy-tale magic with friends and family this year.
You’ll also find our little ballet dancers on our printed postcards, along with a range of other sweet seasonal prints depicting Belle, Boo and friends in heart-warming winter scenes. Postcards are a versatile addition to your Christmas kit – use them as gift tags, display them in frames or simply pop them in the post to someone special.
There are few things in life more magical than seeing the excitement and hope in your child’s eyes as they lay out their Christmas sack and stocking. Our reusable Santa Sacks make the occasion even more special and are sure to be remembered fondly long after your little ones have outgrown the Christmas Eve rituals!
Take your pick from four Christmas sacks in our best-loved festive fabrics: Classic Christmas, Ski with Me, Nutcracker Red and Nutcracker Green. Each one is lovingly crafted with a drawstring closure, making it easy to stuff with gifts big and small!
Reusable Christmas decorations
Christmas wall stickers are a unique and fun way to decorate your home for the festive period, and the best bit about ours is that they can be removed and reused year after year – without leaving a sticky residue on your walls!
Your little ones will love building and dressing their very own snowman, decorating their Christmas tree or hanging up our adorable Boo Bunny stockings. It’s a brilliant way to spend a rainy December afternoon and there’s absolutely no skill required to put our wall stickers up, which means you get to sit back with a cuppa while the children work their magic!
Elsewhere in our Christmas shop, you’ll find some gorgeously wintry additions to our range of art prints for children. Available as 10” x 10” or 12” x 12” prints, these whimsical illustrations feature Belle and her buddies on snowy adventures with new friends including a fox, a polar bear and a woolly mammoth! They look lovely propped up on shelves, or framed and hung on walls to add winter-wonderland vibes to your home.
Christmas craft projects
Get the creative juices flowing and little imaginations fired up with our printable Christmas craft projects. There’s no better way to prepare for the arrival of Father Christmas than with our Waiting for Father Christmas Kit, which includes signs for the big man, a ‘reindeer parking’ sign, carrot wraps, alphabet bunting, cake toppers, cupcake wraps and a ‘letter to Father Christmas’ template. Plenty to keep them occupied!
If you’re looking for an advent calendar with a difference, why not make your own? Our Advent Calendar Download gives you 25 illustrated designs to turn into unique treat packets that look lovely strung across the room or displayed on your mantlepiece. Just add paper, scissors, glue and – of course – yummy treats!
Last but not least, our collection includes a selection of captivating cross-stitch patterns that can be downloaded and created at home. Suitable for complete beginners, our Christmas cross-stitch designs make satisfying projects for children to get stuck into, and once complete they can be framed and treasured for many Christmases to come.
Feeling inspired? Shop our Christmas collection now.
Watch this space for our next blog, where we’ll share some top tips for getting crafty this Christmas!