This year it is the 20th anniversary of World Book Day! It is the biggest celebration of its kind, designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and marked in over 100 countries all over the world. Over 15 million children will be given tokens for brand new books to enjoy.
This is a pajaki (pronounced pie-yunky) – a Polish paper chandelier. Traditionally they are hung in Polish houses during winter to represent colourful spider webs which are often seen as good luck. I’m not sure I’m up for a house full of spiders but as far as decorations go, these are perfect for Christmas, and much prettier than tinsel – I think I’ll keep it up all year.
Guess what? Christmas doesn’t need to be tacky. If you’re tinsel adverse like me (I feel itchy just looking at it!), this might be the Christmas craft project for you.
HP printers have asked me to create some easy printable Christmas decorations for their Tumblr feed.
Here are eight Christmas cards, that you can download and print yourself, that speak the truth about Christmas.
Have you sent out your christmas cards yet? No, me either. I’m not sure that wishing anyone a ‘Merry Christmas’ is truly accurate is it?