Tag: Christmas


Stress-free Christmas shopping

I’m the sort of person who does all my Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. It’s not that I enjoy the mad rush around whatever shops are still open, grabbing whatever’s left in the vain hope that my family members will appreciate whatever gem I’ve picked up from Debenhams’ bargain section. I genuinely enjoy Christmas shopping,…


How to make your flat Christmassy on the cheap

It’s that time of year again when home comforts are missed the most and everyone is counting down the days until you can go home to Christmas dinners, brightly lit trees and presents. But why not start with decorating your student house and making it a bit more homely? It might even make deadlines a…


Black Friday: a nightmarish new Christmas tradition?

Friday 28th November 2014 saw the USA’s infamous post-Thanksgiving day of sales – Black Friday – make its proper debut on this side of the Atlantic after slowly being established in past years by online retailers. At its core, the idea of Black Friday isn’t that far removed from what we experience here in the…


Let it Glow

So it’s the holiday season. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, even if it is freezing outside, and it is the only time when it’s acceptable to throw as much glitter at your face as possible. Hopefully you’ve got your Christmas party dress sorted,  probably something sequin-y if you’ve followed Venue’s advice, now…


Around the world: Christmas in different cultures

Christmas originally, is an annual religious and cultural holiday commemorating the birth of Jesus Christ. However this tradition has now become a huge economic celebration of gift giving accompanied with the traditional roast turkey for friends and family to gather around while singing Christmas carols. That is pretty much how Christmas is celebrated in England…


Make your own Christmas necklace

If you want to go the extra mile with your Christmas presents this year, have a go at creating your very own statement necklace for yourself or your loved ones. They’re sure to go down a treat and once you get the hang of it, they’re easy to reproduce in different colours and all manner…

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