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On Christmas Eve around the country excited children will be hanging up their Christmas Stockings ready for Santa to drop down the chimney and deliver their presents. But have you ever wondered why stockings and why fireplaces?
There are many traditional stories from various countries but they all have one thing in common - footwear or hosiery. One of the most common tales in Britain is based on the character of Saint Nicholas, also thought by some to be the basis for Father Christmas.
Apparently Saint Nicholas was out and about on Christmas Eve donating gifts to the peasants when he came across a very poor man who had three daughters. Because he was so poor he couldn't afford to give them each a dowry which, in medieval times, meant they couldn't get married.
Saint Nicholas took pity on their plight and on his way home dropped three gold coins down their chimney which landed one coin in each shoe drying by the fire and the girls had their dowry!
It's a lovely tale but perhaps it's more likely that stockings left hanging by the fire to dry also made a handy place to leave presents of fruit and nuts for each child in times when it was vitally important to keep healthy in mid-winter.
These days children have a wealth of presents each year but the first Christmas with your new baby is unique and their very first Christmas Stocking is an item that all parents love to give as a precious keepsake, holding memories that will never be lost.
Our beautiful range of special gifts for baby's first Christmas includes the adorable plush velvet Pocket Teddy Christmas Stocking that can be personalised with baby's name and the year and is ready to be filled with fun presents.
Everyone loves to receive beautifully wrapped gifts and pretty tags with personalised messages from the giver are an integral part of the experience. Over the Christmas period thousands of presents are unwrapped around the world and hopefully much of the paper and tags will be recycled but there is an even better option! Use our wonderful seeded [...]
The saying goes that 'Christmas comes but once a year' but the very first Christmas with your new baby comes but once in a lifetime and such an important family milestone should be marked by some special celebrations. That's why we've collected a beautiful collection of Baby's First Christmas Decorations and Keepsakes including baubles, loving cups, [...]
Funeral or memorial favours are a beautiful way for friends and family to remember a loved one, they're also a token of thanks for their love and support at a deeply emotional time when it's often hard to see the beauty around us. That's why our seeded paper memorial cards and bookmarks are an [...]
Musing over a cup of tea yesterday, someone mentioned the increase in demand for gold coloured favours when traditionally most gifts, particularly Christening Favours have been silver. Was this a new trend we wondered? Silver is still the most popular but we've noticed the number of gold and rose gold products from our suppliers has [...]
This is a question we are often asked about our plantable paper and understandably so. When you give guests these eco-friendly favours you want to be sure they will grow into beautiful wildflowers. So firstly, what is seeded paper? Our seeded paper is made from 100% post-consumer waste, that's paper recycled from offices, schools etc. [...]
Anyone who's ever planned a wedding knows that there will always be some last-minute details that have been overlooked and however far in advance you try to plan the Big Day arrives sooner than you think. So although it's still high summer we thought we'd introduce you to some great ideas for Autumn Wedding Favours. These [...]
We're pleased to announce our new range of Memorial Keepsakes and Favours! This is a new direction for us and at first we were a little unsure whether it would be an appropriate addition to our standard range of Wedding, Christening, Communion, Baby Shower and Anniversary Favours, these are, after all, fun-filled life events to be [...]
Recently we've had several lovely comments from customers who took the time and effort to send an email telling us how pleased they were with both our products and our service. They ranged from simply 'Great service, thank you' to 'I shall certainly use your company in the future' which is one of the greatest [...]
A child's first holy communion is a very special event for the whole family and is often marked by a small gift, often personalised, that they can keep as a memento for the rest of their lives. It doesn't have to be overtly religious although religious iconography such as a cross or angel is often [...]