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Winter Fun
by Christine Hembling
(http://www.paperandcloth.co.uk)
Laura Croudace of visiting Father Christmas and the
Robson & Mason: reindeer at our local farm.
My favourite things
are really simple. One of my favourite things to do is
I love seeing the to fill an old shoe box with essentials
Coca-Cola Christmas we take for granted and toys for
ad on the TV for the less fortunate children across
first time, watching the world. It’s called Operation
Miracle on 34th Street Christmas Child, (http://www.
whilst wrapping operationchristmaschild.org.uk/)
all the presents in and I think it’s a truly wonderful
beautiful ribbons, thing. They’re now asking people
making hundreds to knit for them too (http://www.
of Christmas cards operationchristmaschild.org.
(we end up with that uk/pages/knitting-operation-
We asked some of the UK
many we end up sending them to christmas-child) so you crafty
Handmade team and contributors
people’s pets), visiting Monsoon UK Handmade readers have no
about their favourite things to do
and buying new Christmas tree excuse! It’s a lovely thought to
in the winter or at Christmas.
decorations, as I only have those know you’ve made someone else
on my tree, making a simple holly happy at a time like Christmas.
wreath for my front door, the smell
of cinnamon through the house, Esther Coombs:
1950’s Christmas songs playing, I absolutely love getting the
cooking ridiculous amounts Christmas tree up. I would do it
of food and having family and in November if it would last till
friends over to stay, writing a January and not turn brown and
letter to Father Christmas, and die. I always go for the biggest
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