A pared down Christmas

Christmas madness has taken hold, and this year, as with every year, the thought of trawling crowded malls has filled me with dread. So I’ve given them a wide berth and trawled the Christmas markets instead. Bustling and festive, the whole experience is just so much more laid back, and the cherry on top —  you get to support local artisans. Ceramicists, artisanal food producers, jewellers, burgeoning designers, there’s a whole lot of quirkiness on offer; products with so much more soul (and smaller carbon footprints!) than their mass-produced mall counterparts.

It’s one of the reasons I love this inspired idea by Airloom and the Mohair Millshop —  two companies championing local craftsmanship. I’d far rather get one thing I love than a bunch of pressies I don’t want or need. It’s so much gentler on the environment. Have a squizz at their buy-local Secret Santa competition here.

I’m a big fan of the Scandi-inspired, clean lines of Airloom decor — having recently treated myself to a clock and two lamps which revived two previously dull corners of my home.

If you think of other creative ways to forgo the consumer madness in favour of a more minimalist, pared back Christmas, let me know!

4 thoughts on “A pared down Christmas

  1. Meeting and chatting with local artisans about the love they have for their craft is so rewarding. Thanks for the recommendations. This year has been about nature for me, so I’m considering native plants and seeds for gardening aficionados and planting trees via the Arbor Day Foundation (https://www.arborday.org) for those without a green thumb.

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