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A Brief History of the Artificial Christmas Tree

Artificial christmas trees on display for sale in a store.

Every year in December households around the world undergo a magical transformation, filling their living spaces with twinkling lights, colorful ornaments, and, of course, the star of the show, the Christmas tree.

While the tradition of decorating trees during the festive season is ancient and deeply rooted in various cultures, the evolution of the artificial Christmas tree is a relatively modern phenomenon that has captivated the imagination of millions. We’ve just taken our tree down from the shoppe window to put up a new display and it got me thinking about the fascinating history behind this beloved symbol of holiday cheer.

Our christmas tree display in the window of The Olde Christmas Shoppe with a beautiful sunset visable through the window silhouetting the tree and making the glass abub;les sparkle.
Our christmas tree display in the window of The Olde Christmas Shoppe.

The origins of the Christmas tree can be traced back to ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians, who adorned their homes with green palm leaves during the winter solstice as a symbol of life’s triumph over death. Similarly, the Romans celebrated Saturnalia by decorating their homes with evergreen boughs, a practice later adopted by Christians as a representation of everlasting life through Christ.

Ancient egyptian papyrus showing a figure harvesting dates from a palm tree with hieroglyphic script in the background.
Ancient egyptian papyrus showing a figure harvesting dates from a palm tree with hieroglyphic script in the background.
Ancient roman fresco depicting two figures in traditional attire dancing or celebrating, with the phrase "io saturnalia!" indicating a reference to the festival of saturnalia.
Ancient roman fresco depicting two figures in traditional attire dancing or celebrating, with the phrase “io saturnalia!” indicating a reference to the festival of saturnalia.

However, the tradition truly took root in Germany during the 16th century, where devout Christians decorated trees with candles to symbolize the light of Christ. This custom gained popularity throughout Europe and eventually crossed the Atlantic to North America with European immigrants, where it merged with indigenous traditions to become an integral part of Christmas celebrations.

A christmas tree farm with rows of young evergreen trees.
A christmas tree farm with rows of young evergreen trees.

For centuries, natural evergreen trees were the only option for festive decorations, but everything changed in the 19th century with the advent of industrialization. As urbanization soared and the demand for Christmas trees grew, entrepreneurs sought ways to meet this demand more efficiently. Enter the artificial Christmas tree. 馃巹

Old German Goose Feather Tree with Spun Cotton Candles and many wonderful old Christmas Ornaments
Old German Goose Feather Tree with Spun Cotton Candles and many wonderful old Christmas Ornaments

The earliest artificial trees were constructed from dyed goose feathers, a practice that originated in Germany in the 19th century. These feather trees, as they were called, were crafted to resemble their natural counterparts and gained popularity among affluent families who sought a reusable and fire-safe alternative to real trees.

However, it was not until the 20th century that artificial trees truly began to flourish, thanks to advances in manufacturing technology and materials. In the 1930s, the Addis Brush Company, a toilet brush manufacturer based in the United States, revolutionized the industry by producing artificial trees made from bristles salvaged from their brush-making process. These early artificial trees were not as lush or realistic as their modern counterparts, but they marked a significant milestone in the evolution of the artificial Christmas tree.

1930's Artificial Christmas tree made with heavy wires and plastic bristles.
1930’s Artificial Christmas tree made with heavy wires and plastic bristles.

Throughout the mid-20th century, artificial trees continued to evolve, with manufacturers experimenting with different materials such as aluminum, plastic, and PVC to create more lifelike and durable designs. By the 1960s, aluminum trees adorned with colorful rotating lights became all the rage, epitomizing the Space Age aesthetic of the era.

A 1960's couple standing beside an elaborate silver christmas tree in a vintage living room setting.
A 1960’s couple standing beside an elaborate silver christmas tree in a vintage living room setting.

In the ensuing decades, artificial trees became increasingly sophisticated, featuring realistic foliage, pre-lit designs, and innovative assembly mechanisms that made them more convenient and user-friendly than ever before. Today, artificial Christmas trees come in a dizzying array of shapes, sizes, and styles, ranging from traditional evergreen replicas to whimsical designs inspired by nature and fantasy.

Three-dimensional cardboard christmas trees with string lights on a white, fluffy surface.
Three-dimensional cardboard christmas trees with string lights on a white, fluffy surface.

The rise of the artificial Christmas tree has sparked debates among purists who argue for the authenticity and charm of real trees, but its popularity continues to soar for several compelling reasons. Unlike natural trees, artificial trees are reusable, eco-friendly, and pose minimal fire hazards, making them a practical choice for environmentally-conscious consumers and those with safety concerns.

Artificial trees also offer unparalleled convenience, allowing busy families to enjoy the magic of the holiday season without the hassle of watering, shedding needles, or disposing of a bulky tree once the festivities are over. With proper care and storage, an artificial tree can last for many years, becoming a cherished heirloom that is passed down from generation to generation.

Family of three generations decorating the christmas tree together.
Family of three generations decorating the christmas tree together.

The artificial Christmas tree is a testament to human ingenuity and creativity, showcasing how a humble household decoration has evolved into an iconic symbol of holiday joy and togetherness. Whether adorned with twinkling lights and beautiful baubles or left unadorned as a simple yet elegant centerpiece, the Christmas tree continues to enchant and inspire people of all ages, bridging the gap between tradition and innovation in the timeless spirit of Christmas.

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Keeping the Christmas Spirit Alive: 7 Festive Tips for a Cheerful New Year

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As the holiday season drifts away like a snowflake on the wind, many of us find ourselves grappling with the post-Christmas blues. The transition from yuletide merriment to the regular rhythm of life can be a bit like stepping out of a winter wonderland and into the cold, but fret not! We’ve gathered seven enchanting and Christmas-themed strategies to help you keep that festive spirit alive and kick off the New Year with warmth and joy!

1. Maintain a Season of Gratitude

A winter-themed image that symbolizes the gratitude of Christmas. The scene includes a person standing in a snow-covered landscape, surrounded by festive decorations.

Instead of bidding farewell to the joy of Christmas, let’s keep the spirit of gratitude alive. Each day, take a moment to cherish the wonderful moments from the holiday season 鈥 the laughter shared with loved ones, the thoughtful gifts exchanged, and the scrumptious feasts devoured. It’s like savoring the sweetest candy cane 鈥 practicing gratitude can light up your heart and keep those post-Christmas blues at bay. What part of your Christmas brought you the most joy this year?

2. Create a Holiday Mood Board

A festive image of a Christmas holiday mood board. The mood board is arranged on a wooden background, showcasing various elements that capture the spirit of Christmas.

The New Year is the perfect time to extend the magic of Christmas into your future. Imagine creating a holiday dreamscape by making a vision board, an artistic tapestry of your Christmas wishes and dreams. Gather images, quotes, and holiday-inspired ideas that tug at your heartstrings. As you arrange them, you’ll be creating a map of dreams that will keep your festive spirit alive and your heart aglow.

3. Stay Sprightly with Seasonal Activities

An image depicting winter activities, focusing on themes like winter walks or joining the gym. The scene shows a group of people enjoying a scenic winter walk and another group enjoying the gym.

Physical activity is not just for elves! It’s also a magical way to chase away the post-Christmas blues. Exercise releases those feel-good endorphins that are as delightful as gingerbread cookies. Whether you prefer a wintry walk, cozy yoga by the fireplace, dancing to your favorite holiday tunes, or even a visit to an ice-skating rink, staying active can keep your spirits as high as a treetop angel. Wrap up in the scarf your auntie gave you and go out for a walk or make use of that gym membership you promised yourself.

4. Revel in Festive Self-Care

An image depicting the theme of self-care during winter. The scene includes a cozy indoor setting with a person relaxing by a fireplace, wrapped in a cosy blanket reading a book.

Amid the hustle and bustle of the season, don’t forget to give yourself the gift of self-care. Dedicate some time to activities that keep your holiday spirit alive and your soul cozy. Time to open up the bath bombs that Santa left in your stocking! Soak in a warm, fragrant bath infused with holiday scents, try some festive meditation, dive into a heartwarming holiday novel, or immerse yourself in crafting holiday decorations. Pampering your soul is like sipping hot cocoa by the fire 鈥 it warms you from the inside out.

5. Set Holiday-Inspired Resolutions

An image that captures the concept of holiday-inspired resolutions. The scene includes a person writing down New Year's resolutions in a cozy, festive setting.

New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be dull! Create resolutions that are inspired by the holiday spirit. Resolve to spread kindness like confetti, cherish each moment with loved ones, or embark on festive adventures throughout the year. These merry resolutions will keep your festive spirit alive and inspire joy in your daily life. Sometimes a simple smile at a stranger can be enough to improve someone else’s day.

6. Share Christmas Stories & Connections

An image depicting ways to combat loneliness, especially during the holiday season. The scene includes a person engaging in a video call with family online.

Feeling a bit like a lonely reindeer? Reconnect with friends and family to share holiday stories and reminisce about your favorite Christmas moments. Upload your festive photos to Facebook and tag your friends. Strengthening those bonds will help you feel like you’re celebrating Christmas all year long. Consider joining holiday-themed clubs, groups, or online communities to kindle your festive spirit and meet like-minded Christmas enthusiasts. One of our favourite local community groups in the Helensburgh area is Grey Matters – Active Ageing.

7. Plan Jolly Activities Throughout the Year

An image reflecting the theme of organizing seasonal outings with friends, exploring holiday-themed hobbies, and scheduling weekend getaways to Christmas locations.

Rather than succumbing to the post-Christmas slump, why not extend the holiday joy? Plan festive activities throughout the year to keep your heart aglow. Organize seasonal outings with friends, explore holiday-themed hobbies, or schedule a weekend getaway to a Christmas-themed destination. Winter is a busy time of the year, plan to start your Christmas crafting in July. By sprinkling your calendar with holiday-inspired adventures, you’ll keep that twinkle in your eye and the spirit of Christmas alive all year round.

There’s no need to bid farewell to the enchantment of Christmas once the holidays are over. Embrace gratitude, set holiday-themed goals, stay active, and pamper yourself with festive self-care to keep the Christmas spirit alive. Reconnect with loved ones, create a holiday-inspired vision for the year ahead, and fill your calendar with joyful activities. And remember, if you find yourself in a snowy valley of post-Christmas sadness, don’t hesitate to seek help from the holiday spirit or a professional. With these enchanting and Christmas-themed strategies, you’ll fly through the year with joy and goodwill, just like Santa on his sleigh!

Santa Claus flying in his sleigh, pulled by reindeer. The scene is set against a festive winter background.
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The 5 Prettiest Robin Decorations in 2023

A selection of Robin themed Christmas tree decorations and ornaments displayed against a backdrop of hessian, inside a wooden crate.

We know that Christmas Day is on its way when we start to see the tell-tale signs in nature; nights get longer, the ground gets frosty, plants go to sleep in preparation for a new year of blooming鈥 But one thing that we all look forward to is the more frequent appearance of the beautiful European robin, whose numbers in the UK swell as our robins stay local and many others migrate here to avoid the harsher winters of the Baltic states. These birds, with their many legends and symbolic meanings, hold a special place in the hearts of many which makes them very popular in Christmas displays across the country. 

At The Olde Christmas Shoppe, we are never short of robin decorations for the tree and the mantlepiece, and so we have compiled this handy list of our top 5 favourite robin decorations for your Christmas tree this year to give you the best d茅cor and gift inspiration!

1. Postbox with Robin Decoration

鈥淭his beautiful British post box with a beautiful robin couldn鈥檛 get any more festive 鈥  in traditional festive red with added hints of crisp white snow, this classic Christmas decoration will look fantastic on any tree.鈥

Pillar Box with Robin

Dimensions: 12cm

Material(s): Painted Ceramic

Colours: Red, Black, White

Price: 拢8.99

Why We Love This Decoration

This lovely traditional tree decoration is one of the most consistently popular amongst our range, and is often bought as a gift to someone special. The classic pillar postbox topped with snow is in itself an iconic emblem of the British Christmas season which brings to mind the excitement and anticipation of posting your Christmas cards and letter to Santa Claus the good old fashioned way, as well as complimenting most other decorations with its fetching festive red. This is enough to make this one of our favourite all-time decorations, and the tiny brown and red robin sitting atop the postbox is a sweet addition to this nostalgic piece!

2. Mesmerising Matt Gold Bauble with Robin & Holly 鈥 8cm

“Brighten up the branches of your Christmas tree with this lovely and bright glass bauble, brought to us by the talented designer Gisela Graham.”

Mesmerising Matt Gold Bauble with Robin & Holly - 8cm
Matt Gold Bauble with Robin

Dimensions: 8cm

Material(s): Glass

Colours: Gold, Green, Brown, Red

Price: 拢6.99

Why We Love This Decoration:

We fell in love with this bauble鈥檚 soft glowing colours as soon as we saw it, with a warm golden matt base that casts a slight shimmer across the bauble. The realistic robin design in the centre, toadstools and holly leaves all combine to give the bauble a rustic woodland feel that seems oh so Christmas-y!聽

3. Perching Robin Decorations

鈥淕et in touch with the natural side of the Christmas season with these adorable assorted robin decorations to hang from your branches鈥 perched in various poses on top of tree nuts for an element of wintery realism.鈥

Robin tree decorations
Robins on Various Nuts

Dimensions: 9.5cm

Material(s): Painted Resin

Colours: Brown, Red, Green

Variations: Robins Perching On Hazelnut / Acorn / Pinecone / Conker

Price: 拢6.99

Why We Love This Decoration:

We love this set of robin decorations in all of its different styles for its combination of rustic quality, natural colours and impressive realistic carved detailing. Each bird is expertly painted with soft muted watercolour and hung with a piece of homey twine – any of these lifelike robin decorations would fit perfectly on a nature-inspired Christmas tree, nestled in pinecones and holly, or perhaps as a gift for the avid birdwatcher or casual nature enthusiast!

4. Red Robin and Bluetit Bauble

鈥淔ly into Christmas with one of this beautiful selection of bird-inspired baubles by the wonderful Gisela Graham. These baubles each have a fabulously festive matte red base and both a beautiful bluetit and winter robin expertly painted and adorned with poinsettia wreaths鈥︹

Red Bauble with Robin and Bluetit, 2 Sided

Dimensions: 8cm

Material(s): Glass Bauble

Colours: Red, Green, White, Blue

Price: 拢5.99

Why We Love This Decoration:

This bauble is the perfect blend of festive fun and tradition, making it a perfect bauble to suit almost any Christmas tree style. With both a robin and a bluetit emblazoned on either side of the festive red bauble, it appeals to bird enthusiasts as well as us Christmas lovers, and the added details of pretty poinsettia flowers and glitter give the decoration a touch of welcome Christmas glitz and glam.

5. Gift Bag Figurine with Robin and Gold Tree

鈥淢ix whimsy and tradition with the sweet robin figurine, perched preciously upon a sack of brightly painted red-and-gold Christmas presents 鈥 the festive glittering golden Christmas tree poking out from the bag gives this traditional ornament a little  bit of fun and sparkle.鈥

Robin and Gift Bag Ornament

Dimensions:  17cm x 11cm

Material(s): Resin, Wire, Glitter

Colours: Brown, Red, Gold, Green

Price: 拢10.99

Why We Love This Decoration:

The vibrant colours of this beautiful ornament are what immediately catches your eye, with its metallic painted gifts and of course the ever-welcome addition of lashings of golden glitter on the tree poking out from the brown gift bag. Most importantly, the ornament features our favourite bird – a small realistic-style robin with mesmerising eyes and an added subtle sprinkle of gold dust on its wings. We think that this sweet figurine would look especially perfect amongst a traditional Christmas display featuring festive reds and greens!

To learn more about these amazing wee winter birds and their connections to Christmas, be sure to check out some more of our Christmas Robin blogs linked below. Merry Christmas, all!

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The Best Colours To Pair With Blue Baubles This Christmas

Merry Christmas one and all, from The Olde Christmas Shoppe!

The merriest of all seasons is fast approaching us, and we want to make sure that this Christmas is the biggest and best yet by providing you with all of the inspiration and top tips you need to transform your home into a winter wonderland. Perhaps you鈥檙e looking for a new blue colour scheme for your Christmas tree, or even just to update your current collection of Christmas goodies 鈥 we鈥檙e here to help!

There are so many shades of beautiful blue baubles, from bright and colourful to muted and icy, but it can be rather tricky to build up your Christmas tree around just one colour. To help bring a little variety to your branches, here are some of our top tips for pairing different colours of baubles 鈥 and don鈥檛 forget to check out our list of The 6 Best Blue Baubles For Your Christmas Tree in 2022 for further inspiration!

Blue & Silver

A classic Christmas colour combination, blue and silver work really well together on a Christmas tree as they are both quite cold and icy complimentary colours. Try pairing silver tinsel and decorations with deep midnight blue tones or metallic teal 鈥 if the effect is a touch too icy for your liking, warm up your festive look by adding slight touches of sparkly gold and bronze!

Blue & Bronze

As mentioned above, adding a touch of bronze to your blue Christmas tree is a perfect way to lend this cold colour a little bit of warmth while still keeping a classy and elegant feel. Top Tip – bronze in all of its forms 鈥 matte and glittery 鈥 pairs extremely well with darker tones of blue as well as vibrant turquoises!

Blue & Green

A match made in heaven, there are many shades of blues and greens which look absolutely gorgeous on a Christmas tree! Both are classed as cold colours, but if you vary the shades (bright blue, teal, emerald green, sage鈥) then you can create a beautiful display to suit any theme, whether you are inspired by the natural tones of water and earth or are leaning towards an even more fun and unique nautical theme.

Blue & Purple

Adding any tone of purple is a fun and colourful way to break up the sea of blue baubles on your branches this year. We especially would recommend a combination of deep plum tones with light lilac, to add even more dimensions to your tree without overwhelming and taking away from the overall blue theme 鈥 don鈥檛 they just look so pretty next to each other, together at last?

For more festive fun facts and inspiration for your tree this year, check out some of our other blogs below and join us in getting excited for Christmas 2023!

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Disney Christmas Specials You May Have Missed

Merry Christmas everyone! When it comes to Christmas time, there’s nothing more special than getting the snacks in, curling up with your family and sticking on your favourite Christmas films. From Elf to The Holiday, there’s something for everyone on the telly at Christmas, but you simply can’t beat the combined magic of Christmas and Disney to really turn up the festive feels. Luckily for you, we’ve done some serious research and have been watching all of the fantastic, underrated Disney Christmas movies and specials that may well have flown under your radar… time to get inspired and load up these fabulous films, all available on Disney+ and DVD!

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

This is a personal favourite that this particular elf watches every year without fail – my number one Disney story AND the best time of year in one movie? Yes please! This classic film has everything we’re looking for in a Disney Christmas movie: new original songs, a mixture of our favourite Beauty and the Beast characters with new additions in the castle, and a heartwarming story that follows the bookish heroine Belle as she tries to bring Christmas to the castle for the first time since the Beast’s curse fell upon them to the chagrin of Beast and his villainous confidante Forte. The Enchanted Christmas is truly breathtaking and fun for the whole family to enjoy.

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas

For anyone lucky enough to own this classic Disney Christmas movie on VHS when it was released, this festive anthology became a staple of the Christmas season year after year. In the style of a good old-fashioned holiday variety show, the one and only Mickey Mouse presents an anthology of short Christmas stories, each featuring our favourite characters from the House of Mouse as they navigate the festive season and learn important lessons along the way.

Santa Warning for parents: The second segment, ‘A Very Goofy Christmas’, contains some debate about the existence of Santa Claus. Don’t worry, though – all is well in the end as Goofy and Max realise what we’ve always known: Santa Claus is very much real!

The Guardians of the Galaxy: Holiday Special

This entry to our list is a new 2022 release that took the Marvel fanbase by storm as the penultimate installation of the Guardians of the Galaxy film series – a PG-13 film that’s ideal for older kids and grownups looking to have a right good belly laugh this Christmas! Be ready to fall off your seats laughing as Star Lord’s galactic friends learn about the traditions of Christmas and try to cheer their best friend up by throwing the best space-Christmas ever seen, with a very special celebrity appearance from Kevin Bacon as himself, “the legendary Kevin Bacon”. This is arguably one of the greatest holiday specials in recent history, and will hopefully become a long-lasting Christmas staple for families everywhere.

We hope this has given you some inspiration as you plan the Disney Christmas movie itinerary for this year – if you love Disney and Christmas as much as we do, be sure to check out our blog post where we find the 7 Most Magical Disney Decorations this year!

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The 6 Best Blue Baubles For Christmas 2022

A collection of blue themed Christmas baubles and decorations displayed in a wooden crate.

Merry Christmas, one and all!

Here at The Olde Christmas Shoppe, we firmly believe that it鈥檚 never too early to start looking forward to Christmas, and what better way to begin preparing for the festive season than by planning a new look for your tree? Whether you are wanting to completely revamp your Christmas collection or simply freshen up your branches with baubles that compliment your current colour scheme, we are always on hand to help inspire and realise your dream Christmas tree.

Blue bauble selection

There has been increasing popularity for blue baubles in their many tones, from bright turquoise to deep navy, perhaps because the colour pairs so well with sparkling gold and silver – so we have decided to put together a list of our favourite and prettiest blue baubles from our collection of Christmas goodies! Check out this comprehensive list of blues for a little festive inspiration, to stay on trend and add a splash of colour to your branches in 2022.

1. Crackle Midnight Blue Bauble

鈥淲ow! This mesmerising modern bauble brings a pop of classy colour to your Christmas tree, with a petrol-effect sheen on the stunning midnight blue crackled surface.鈥

Size: 8cm

Colours: Midnight Blue

Material: Glass

Price: 拢5.99

Why We Love This Bauble

We are constantly blown away by how elegant the iridescent petrol effect of this deep blue bauble looks, especially under the many fairy lights in our wee shop! This decoration is very chic and modern in its simple style and darker colour, and the added texture of the icy crackle effect reminds us of icy winter nights. A firm fan favourite among people who come seeking gems for their blue Christmas trees!

2. Planet Earth Glass Bauble

鈥淕ive love to the world this Christmas with one of these gorgeous globes by the talented designer Gisela Graham鈥 made from a gorgeous metallic blue sea with the land indicated by masses of wonderfully festive gold glitter 鈥 this quirky bauble would be perfect for any jet-setters in your life!鈥

Size: 10cm

Colours: Light Blue, Gold

Material: Glass and Glitter

Price: 拢11.99

Why We Love This Bauble

This novelty globe bauble is a fun twist on what one might consider 鈥渢raditional Christmas decor鈥, making it the perfect new favourite decoration for anyone who just looooves to travel. Aesthetically, we adore the way this slightly larger 10cm bauble gives a bit of size variety to your collection of baubles, and of course we can鈥檛 forget to mention the beautiful pairing of icy metallic blue with lashings of soft gold glitter – ooh, so sparkly! This bauble would even make a fabulous gift for a loved one at any time of the year.

3. Dark Teal Bauble with Gold Leaf Design

鈥淐apture the crisp feeling of winter by decorating your Christmas tree with the icy blues and metallic colours of some of our glass baubles by the wonderful Gisela Graham. This matte-finish deep teal bauble is decorated with simple brush-stroke gold leaves with a tasteful sprinkling of gold glitter detail to lend a little Christmas sparkle to this gorgeous bauble.鈥

Gisela Graham Teal

Size: 8cm

Colours: Dark Teal, Gold

Material: Glass

Price: 拢5.99

Why We Love This Bauble

This darker matte take on teal blue is very elegant and works well with so many different colour schemes, perhaps even adding a dash of subtle colour to a black-themed Christmas tree. One of our favourite things about this bauble, however, is the pattern of vertical golden ferns painted on the blue surface – with two different shades of gold brushstrokes and the added texture of dazzling glitter detailing, the leafy design definitely adds a little bit of an artisanal vibe to this classic-looking bauble.

4. Blue Marble Effect Bauble

鈥淐heck out this stunningly vibrant blue bauble with a mesmerising white marbled effect that resembles the sea surf. This is the perfect bauble for a blue Christmas tree this year, or even a tree inspired by the beautiful deep blue sea and everything nautical!鈥

Blue marble effect bauble

Size: 8cm

Colours: Blue

Material: Plastic

Price: 拢5.99

Why We Love This Bauble

This bauble definitely stands out from the crowd with the bright turquoise blue surface, making it the perfect decoration if you鈥檙e looking to add an eye-catching pop of colour to your branches this year. We love the stunning sea-surf effect created by the marbling under the surface, and the bauble has a shining plastic sheen on the surface which makes it easier to wipe clean, pack away and keep safe from any little hands or paws investigating the Christmas tree!

5. Blue with Gold Vines Bauble

鈥淲ow your winter guests with a selection of opulent, luxurious decorations like this beautiful blue and gold glittering Christmas bauble!鈥

Size: 8cm

Colours: Teal and Gold

Material: Glass, Glitter, Diamante Gems

Price: 拢5.99

Why We Love This Bauble

This teal bauble is absolutely one of the most gorgeous baubles in our extensive collection, with a wonderfully fun mercury-spotted effect covering the entire blue base. The colour combination of blue and gold in this bauble is truly a match made in heaven, made all the better by the addition of our favourite festive accessory 鈥 lots and lots of shimmering glitter and gemstones, of course, in varying shades of gold! This is one classically elegant and regal bauble that brings a little dash of colour to a Christmas tree.

6. Luxurious Navy Blue Onion-Shaped Bauble

“Who can resist a shimmering sequin? This navy blue glass bauble is very on-trend this year, with the deep and dusky onion-shaped bauble sporting sparkly blue sequins … that are sure to make a pretty addition to any d茅cor scheme!”

navy blue onion bauble

Size: 8cm

Colours: Blue

Material: Glass, Sequin

Price: 拢5.99

Why We Love This Bauble

A gem amongst our blue bauble collection, this “new for 2022” bauble is one of our favourite new pieces for many reasons starting with the alluring navy blue colour! With this bauble sparkling on your branches you will be able to create the feeling of a cool and starry winter night, with the funky geometric ridges to break the monotony of rounded decorations and add an extra dimension to an already eye-catching bauble.

For more Christmas fun and inspiration for your blue-themed Christmas tree and all other festive fancies, be sure to check out some of our other blogs as we count down to Christmas 2022!