Is it just me, or does the whole year feel like it’s geared towards Christmas? We seem to spend the first few months of the year paying off the Christmas credit card debt and beating ourselves up for overspending, yet again! Then it’s time to get ‘bikini-fit’ and work off the extra Christmas girth we accumulated thanks to our total inability to resist temptation. Then, before you know it, and earlier every year, the shops are filled with Christmas carols, Christmas cards and twinkly decorations all in time to start the whole process over again!
It also seems a time of year when everyone aims to get their homes ‘Christmas perfect’ for the many parties and guests we will be accommodating. Whether it’s re-painting the living room, ordering new furniture or a new TV, or just having a general Christmas tidy-up, we all like to feel our homes are ready for the family and friends descending on us.
In fact, the Christmas rush starts at home! So here a few home ideas to make it all a bit easier.
If you are tight for space, or have been a little over generous with the guest invites, then our wonderfully handy roll-up bed could be the perfect solution. The beds are ethically made in Kerala from organic cotton and stuffed with a hardwearing man-made fibre to ensure your guests have a blissful night’s sleep. Once used, the beds can be quickly rolled up and stowed away or even used again in the summertime for camping or holiday trips.
To match the roll up beds, and also from our ethical factory in India, we have beautifully soft sleeping bags to make sure your guests are kept toasty warm in the depths of winter.
For the extra-considerate host, why not supply a lovely carafe of water on the bedside table. Especially suitable for the guest who may have consumed a little too much alcohol over the course of the evening!! It’s made from recycled glass of course!
Prepare yourself for the endless onslaught of sheet changing and towel washing by stocking up on extra towels. Our wonderfully soft, organic cotton fair trade towels are bound to make your guests feel welcome and at home.
Finally, why not prepare your guest room or living room with a beautifully handmade English scented candle. My particular favourite is the True Grace Fig Candle which is a lovely warm and deep fragrance of Musk, Cedarwood & Mandarin. A perfect, warming winter fragrance.And by the way, even if you own home doesn’t need any of these lovely things, they do make great Christmas gifts for someone near and dear to you!