It’s starting to look and feel Christmassy!

In the UK many cities, towns and villages are busy preparing for Christmas, and the shop windows are looking nice and Christmassy 🎄 🎅 🎄

Have you started your Christmas preparations? I have started to write Christmas Cards and we have some ‘Christmas’ food in the freezer ready for the Christmas festivities. 

I do enjoy writing Christmas cards and often put little notes in with them so family and friends can read and catch up with snippets of news.

“Firstchristmascard”. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons

Did you know that the custom of sending Christmas cards didn’t start until there was a postal service to deliver them! The first were sent in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole, boss of the Victoria and Albert Museum. He was far too busy to write letters so had an artist design 1,000 cards, illustrated with a festive family scene on the front and printed with the greeting, “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You”. Horrified at being caught out, all his friends sent him one back the next year. In 1880 cards had become so popular that the public were warned for the first time to post early for Christmas. 

Fast forward to 2022 and we are still being warned to post early for Christmas as here in the UK our post may be delayed this year as Royal Mail have strike days planned! Oh dear, this is sure to slow up deliveries!

You can read more about the history of Christmas Cards here

And how about this!

Fruit Cake A Low Carb Alternative
“Please come into my kitchen and discover this ‘low carb fruit cake which is a great alternative to a traditional fruit cake.’ It can be enjoyed at any time of year but could prove a popular low carb Christmas alternative.”

To learn more please use this link here

Finally, in the midst of all the Christmas preparations, please take time to sit down and enjoy a refreshing cuppa – will it be tea or coffee?

Is it starting to look and feel Christmassy where you live?

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All the best Jan

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