Thursday, 23 December 2010

Five FAB things about Christmas

It's Chhhhrrrrriiiiiiistmaaaas!!  

Today was a day for winding down business before we stop for Christmas (our first break since we launched in June so it's well-earned!) All the work is done so time to get organised for a few days of fun, relaxation and good times. 

Where best to start than with a list of my 
Top 5 favourite things about Christmas
  • Mulled wine & mince pies - best served with friends & an open fire
  • The Pogues' 'Fairytale of New York' & Frankie Goes To Hollywood's 'The Power Of Love' 
  • Fairy lights - anywhere, everywhere, no such thing as enough!
  • Christmas Fairs & Markets - shopping for beautiful handmade things all wrapped up in big coats &  scarves
  • Chilling out watching cheesy tv & movies - pure festive guilty pleasure!
Please feel free to list your own below ;)

Wishing all our blog readers, customers, 
brides & friends all 
a very very HAPPY CHRISTMAS! 

(Be good - Santa's still watching!)

Saturday, 11 December 2010

Crafty Little Decorations

The shops may start filling their windows with tinsel and playing Christmas songs as soon as Hallowe'en is over, but for me, it doesn't really feel like Christmas until my fairy lights, decorations and  tree goes up. 

A lovely Christmas tradition that many family members and friends of mine have started over the last few years is to collect one special ornament each year. It's been a very busy first Christmas for Arbee Cards so I'm only getting round to shopping for this year's decoration now. Still haven't taken my pick yet - there's too many gorgeous ones to choose from!  First stop -!

Christmas hanging heart by Spare Minute Productions

Half Eaten Slightly Burnt Gingerbread Man by Nayworth Cottage Crafts

And don't forget the most important decoration of all - don't forget to hang up your stocking!

Happy decorating - and HAPPY CHRISTMOOSE everyone!! Xx

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Little Christmas Stars!

Everyone always says that Christmas is a time for kids (not forgetting the big ones amongst us!) and what nicer way to celebrate a sweet little baby's first Christmas than with a personalised card?

Baby's First Christmas card Available in our online Folksy stores & at St. George's Market, Belfast

We had so many requests for this card that we're very happy to now have it on sale online in our Folksy & Etsy shops, and you can also order from our stall at St George's Market, Belfast (free p&p in the UK & Ireland).

Because we love trees as much as Christmas, the cards are all printed on recycled natural white card. The cards are available to order online until the 16th December 2010.