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26th November 2014
The Tradition of writing a letter to Father Christmas
We all have fond memories of writing letters to Father Christmas and it’s still a tradition that continues among children today, but how did this popular Christmas custom come about?Despite a reference of a letter written from a little girl to St Nicholas in the 1200's, the tradition of writing to Father Christmas to ask for gifts didn’t... Read More...

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17th November 2014
Christmas Gift Bundle up for Grabs - worth £55.
Christmas Gift Bundle up for Grabs - worth £55.
There's no such thing as Christmas arriving too early in our house. The many toy catalogues that have landed on our doormat are already dog-eared having been poured over so many times and the school nativity play is a major discussion point. My daughter is a pig (really??), son 1 a king and son 2 a shepherd. Excitement levels are starting to ramp up,... Read More...

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13th November 2014
The History of the Snowman
When someone asks you to conjure up images of Christmas, how could you not picture a snowman?  Throughout the years it has become one of the iconic symbols of the festive season.  As a child, I remember the thrill of making a snowman complete with hat, scarf, buttons and a carrot for the nose. These days, snowmen can be found on everything Christmas... Read More...

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