Let’s make Christmas a little less ordinary

November 22, 2017 7:23 am Published by Leave your thoughts

This year, let’s make Christmas a little less ordinary! We’ve got some great ideas for a truly original and homemade Christmas, to express the real essence of this time of year.

We've got some great ideas for a homemade Christmas .

Have a happy homemade Christmas with Naturally Good Food!

Lightness and dark: bringing the outside in

A real Christmas tree brings the outside in - and makes a room a little less ordinary

Lightening our darkness at Christmas time

Christmas supersedes the ancient festivals that marked the turn from the darkest point of the year to light. As we hunker down in our brightly lit houses today, the darkness outside steadily deepens. Christmas brings brightness into the darkness, and the outside in. So get a real Christmas tree (or something that resembles one), and put natural decorations up around the house: sprigs of holly, strands of ivy and bunches of mistletoe. And, of course, hang a homemade pine-cone wreath on the front door!

A homemade celebration

Homemade Christmases are right at the heart of this festival. If you’re crafty yourself, and unencumbered by toddlers, then you can do this in an entirely tasteful way! If not, you may just have to bite the bullet and let the kids go wild with cotton wool snow and glitter. Toilet rolls can be easily transformed into Christmas trees, Santas and snowmen. For the more advanced, black paper silhouette scenes can be stuck to frosted jam jars and lit up from inside by tea lamps. (And nothing beats a handful of primary-school homemade tree ornaments.)

For the countdown to Christmas, it’s easy to make your own Advent Calendar, with a selection of tiny boxes or bags. They don’t need to contain chocolate, but if you feel that that would be contrary to the true meaning of this festival, then feel free to check out our ready-made range here.

We've got all the ingredients for perfect homemade Christmas baking.

Making your own Christmas puddings or cakes? We’ve got what you need.

You’ll no doubt want to make at least some of the food yourself – and for that, you’ll need the finest Christmas pudding, Christmas cake, mince-pie and marzipan ingredients, from Naturally Good Food. Check out our:

We’re also keen on making our own Christmas presents. Homemade biscuits, toffee, fudge or soap are good options. Or how about using some of our amazing oils and pungent organic spices for your very own infusions?

Embrace your Christmas traditions

Everyone’s got a Christmas tradition! For some, it’s a trip to Midnight Mass and smoked salmon for breakfast; for others, it’s Christmas Eve pyjamas and the big Eastenders soap-fight. Embrace the traditions this year – both before Christmas and on the day itself. Build up the mood with a chilly forest walk, the reading of a Christmas story or the making of a gingerbread house, or simply a trip to admire that house’s extravagant lights.

A welcome for all

Buy our organic nuts for perfect nibbles

Mixed nuts – for nibbles

You need to share your Christmas, of course. Have drinks and nibbles ready for those who pop in: dried fruit, organic nuts, chestnuts, biscuits and sweet treats. For drinks, especially for those who are driving, Mulled berry punch, Norfolk punch and Rochester ginger drinks are great warming choices.

Happy Homemade Christmas from all at Naturally Good Food!

 

 

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