Tag Archive: Christmas decorations

  1. Festive Elves

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    Making their first appearance in a book published in 1856, Christmas elves are tiny magical creatures known for helping Santa. Not only do they make toys, they also look after the majestic reindeers and discreetly spy on children to determine the nice and naughty lists. These lovely dwarf-like characters, with long and pointy ears, are perfect to reinforce the gleeful spirit of Christmas.

    Due to their central place in the Christmas mythology, elves have gained a prominent place in Festive wholesale range throughout the years. Our delightful hanging ornaments, tabletop and room decorations, shaped into lovely elves, are designed to provoke laugh and merrily enliven any home.


    1. 15cm hanging elf gonk (P013613)

    2. 22cm 2 asstd elf table decorations (P008673)

    3. 9.5cm clay dough elf head hanging ornament (P007567)

    4. 11.4cm claydough elf with present (P007886)

    5. 25cm 2 asstd wooden wreaths with felt elves (P007713)

    6. 20cm elf hanging ornament (P007700)

    7. 30cm standing elf decoration (P014939)

    8. 19cm 2 asstd hanging elf decorations (P012921)

    9. 30cm elf door stopper (P007369)

    10. 9cm cool elf decoration (P015154)

    11. 11cm 2 asstd claydough elf decorations (P013741)

    12. 60cm 2 asstd standing elves (P012920)

  2. Festive Cosmic display at Harrogate

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    During the renowned Harrogate Christmas & Gift tradeshow, Festive merrily exhibits its original and innovative Christmas decorations. Our delightful decorative items are often categorised into fabulous themes and trends, defining the celebratory season. This year, Festive has surprised and impressed visitors with its Cosmic range, dedicated to the fascinating scientific world. Our captivating and atypical décor manages to harmoniously combine the rigorous realm of science with the gleeful spirit of Christmas. This incredible association is supported and reinforced by key features making science cheerfully stylish. Our Cosmic display at Harrogate proves that everything is possible with some imagination.

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    Our fantastic décor is enhanced by essential trendy elements, embodying the scientific sphere. Our Christmas tree is wonderfully adorned with items coming from where some of the magic happens, the laboratory. Our enchanting Cosmic display is composed of decorations representing the micro and macro dimensions of our universe. To produce our innovative décor, we have imitated particles like atoms and cell structures, as well as explored the endless galaxy.

    Get our Cosmic look from Harrogate

    Our marvellous Cosmic tree is ornamented with delightful components from the scientific lab, such as our sparkly glass cubes featuring periodic table elements.


    4cm gold glitter cube dec with periodic decal (P011892)

    4cm silver glitter cube dec with periodic decal (P011893)

    4cm copper glitter cube dec with periodic decal (P011891)

    Our original display puts micro molecules in the spotlight. Festive decoupage baubles are impressively decorated with realistic and detailed cell structures.


    7cm 3 asstd decoupage cell structure balls (P012537)


    15cm x 3 dark iridescent balls (P013401)

    Finally, our Cosmic décor focuses on elements composing our intriguing galaxy. Our ornaments are shaped into lovely stars, and planets.


    7cm 2 asstd decoupage cosmic balls (P012536)


    8cm purple and silver planet ball (P013960)


    7cm silver glass sputnik (P012692)

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  3. Festive British Decorations

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    Each year, Festive unveils the design trends likely to dominate Christmas. Amongst the many tendencies defining the 2017 festivities, celebration of British culture is likely to astonish everybody. The traditional spirit of Christmas is associated with cheery elements of British society. At Festive, Britishness is depicted through a gleeful prism to allow a harmonious and merry incorporation into Christmas. Not only do we honour British society through elaborate Christmas Jubilation displays, we also put spotlight on Britain with our marvellous range of decorations inspired by national symbols. In addition to embodying British culture in its entirety and diversity, our ornaments, including hanging decorations, table tops, and room decorations can get anyone into a joyful mood.

    Hanging decorations

    Our fabulous collection includes decorations ornamented with stylish patterns, such as tartan, and shaped into famous symbols, including Big Ben and the Welsh dragon. Hung on any Christmas tree, our British-inspired ornaments are perfect to bring an ounce of originality to any home.

    Glass decorations


    1. 12cm glass Scottish Santa (236220)

    2.10cm glass union jack ball (P012783)

    3. 8cm 2 asstd glass balls with tartan design (P012788)

    4. 10cm glass bauble in tartan (101474)

    5. 9cm glass London bus (P012775)

    6. 8cm traditional tartan ball (P012831)

    7. 13cm glass big ben (P013802)

    8. 11cm red glass telephone box (P006939)

    Other ornaments


    1. 10cm Scottish Santa (P010551)

    2. 9cm 2 asstd bus decorations (P013725)

    3. 7cm 2 asstd decoupage London icons balls (P012531)

    4. 17cm 2 asstd felt decorations – postbox/phone box (P007328)

    5. 8cm London icons disc (P013726)

    6. 8cm Christmas pudding decoration (P013875)

    7. 8cm 3 asstd tartan balls (P013730)

    8. 9cm Scottish penguin (P010554)

    9. 8cm bagpipe and tartan decoupage ball (P010549)

    10. 14cm 2 asstd felt policeman/queens guard (256556)

    11. 7.5cm twin tartan fabric liberty bell (120628)

    12. 7cm decoupage Welsh icon ball (P012533)

    Table tops & room decorations

    At Festive, key icons of British culture are made into modern and gleeful decorative items. Our table tops and room decorations can help anyone produce a merry replica of British society at home.


    1. 46cm plush standing Scottish Santa (229390)

    2. 207cm red display telephone box (P010334)

    3. 22cm led double decker bus light (P011681)

    4. 14.8cm beefeater money box (P010954)

    5. 120cm x 112cm laser cut black wooden taxi (P012289)

    6. 28cm little dog door step in union jack fabric (P015594)

    7. 50cm tartan tree (P013623)

    8. 17cm post box money box (P010956)

    9. 19cm double decker bus (P010336)

    10. 9.3cm queen and corgi salt and pepper set (P010962)

    11. 26.5cm telephone box door stop (P015599)

    12. 47cm 1958 big ben (P010342)

  4. Festive Plush Pals

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    Festive plush collection has considerably expanded this year. Whilst new adorable animals have been added in our fabulous range, creatures already composing our line, have welcomed more relatives. Traditional Christmas characters, including our Scandinavian Santas (gonks), have seen their recruits increase. Furthermore, many of our new plush pals have been conceived by our talented design team.

    New arrivals can be noticed in our fantastic plush range. Cheeky foxes, lovely sheep, wonderful raccoons, and imperial owls have recently shown up at Festive to merrily enliven Christmas.


    1. 19cm plush owl with scarf – black and white (P013348)

    2. 30cm plush sheep (P015282)

    3. 25cm grey plush raccoon with scarf (P010223)

    4. 56cm standing fox with fur jumper (P010465)

    5. 18cm grey and white skiing owl (P010461)

    6. 53cm tartan sitting foxes (P013588)

    Our marvellous reindeers, bears, and mice have also seen their family expand this year.


    1. 27cm brown plush reindeer with hat and scarf (P010221)

    2. 35cm white plush polar bear (P015281)

    3. 43cm standing grey fur trim reindeer (P013536)

    4. 30cm cream plush bear with sweater (P010224)

    5. 65cm wobble reindeer (P015168)

    6. 53cm standing fluffy reindeer (P013620)

    7. 30cm plush bear with Santa hat (P015023)

    8. 50cm red and white mouse with dangly legs (P010463)

    9. 26cm plush reindeer with scarf – white / grey (P013347)

    10. 100cm wobble mouse (P014788)

    In 2017, Festive is introducing more Santas, snowmen, elves, and gonks. These cheery characters are perfect to embody the jolly spirit of Christmas.


    1. 50cm 2 asstd boy and girl snowflake snowmen (P013576)

    2. 78cm wobble gonk (P015165)

    3. 47cm grey wobble gonk (P015170)

    4. 170cm standing Santa with extendable legs (P013581)

    5. 57cm 2 asstd extendable leg heart and star gonk (P013606)

    6. 56cm Nordic cone Santa (P013564)

    7. 87cm 2 asstd extendable furry gonks (P013634)

    8. 60cm 2 asstd standing elves (P012920)

    9. 68cm tumble gonk (P014787)

    10. 66cm leatherette gonk (P015609)

    Our new plush collection has greatly benefited from the expertise of Festive designers. Our home-designed reindeers and gonks are ideal to bring an ounce of glee and originality to any décor.


    1. 65cm standing reindeer with faux fur (P007834)

    2. 130cm grey fur trim reindeer with extendable legs (P013534)

    3. 170cm standing grey fur trim reindeer (P013538)

    4. 67cm standing white fur trim reindeer (P013531)

    5. 35cm reindeer gonk (P013608)

    6. 30cm Santa gonk on sleigh (P013612)

    7. 53cm elf gonk (P013616)

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  5. Get the look: Nordic Forest Christmas tree

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    Our decoration showroom is a magical realm populated by imperial Christmas trees. Adorned with wonderful and original ornaments, Festive trees serve to epitomise each theme exhibited in our mesmerising world. This year, we are presenting a display influenced by Scandinavian culture. This majestic décor brings an ounce of refinement to woodland elements. To create a Nordic Forest display, sophisticated ornaments coming in rustic textures are to be favoured. Our Scandinavian tree, located in Cwmbran, is composed of elegant skeleton leaves, natural textures such as wood, and graceful feathers.

    Our skeleton leaves are perfect to add a refined touch to any Christmas tree. Their detailed and minimal patterns serve to bring delicacy into the Nordic woods.


    10cm 2 asstd metal leaf ornaments – gold/silver (P007493)


    60cm silver hanging leaf decoration (P011126)

    Natural textures are essential to reproduce the rustic ambiance of the Scandinavian forest. Our Christmas tree comprises ornaments made of wood and hessian.


    1. 8cm 2 asstd glass white hessian shape on balls (P012658)

    2. 8cm 2 asstd hessian shape white glass balls (P012854)


    3. 13cm wooden house hanging decoration (P011902)

    4. 13cm wooden mahogany red house hanging decoration (P011903)


    24cm large reindeer antler (P013831)


    12cm 3 asstd wooden tartan decorations (P013822)

    Our decorative feathers are designed to adorn any Christmas tree with exceptional chic.


    1. 8cm white feather effect bauble (P011923)

    2. 70cm feather bunch spray (P008538)

    3. 8cm gold feather effect bauble (P011921)

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  6. NEW: Festive Silver Birch Decorations

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    Innovations and novelties remain Festive priorities in 2017. In addition to launching fabulous new products, we are also diversifying the materials used to make our decorations. This year, we are introducing superb tabletop items made of birch.

    Silver birch is particularly known for being an immense and refined tree inhabiting European forests. At Festive, we like using what the natural world has to offer in order to create fantastic decorative products.

    Our tabletop decorations, composed of silver birch, impressively manage to combine nature with elegance. Shaped into cheery characters, woodland elements, and adorable animals, our silver birch products are perfect to produce a graceful and tranquil Christmas display influenced by our Nordic Forest and Harmony themes.


    1. 52cm silver birch lit tree (P014926)

    2. 39cm silver birch effect owl (P014932)

    3. 15cm silver birch candle holder (P014922)

    4. 35cm silver birch mushroom (P014924)

    5. 37cm silver birch lit house (P014925)

    6. 9cm silver birch candle holder (P014920)

    7. 44cm silver birch snowman (P014930)

    8. 43cm silver birch effect Santa (P014928)

  7. Festive Disney: Beauty and the Beast

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    2017 is definitely Belle’s year! More than 25 years after the unanimous success of the 1991 animation film, Beauty and the Beast is back on the screens for our greater pleasure. Released on 17th March, Disney newest film stars the beloved Emma Watson and heavily relies on the storyline of its predecessor.

    Belle is a brave and smart French villager who dreams of a more exciting life. When her father gets imprisoned by a wicked and terrifying beast, the fearless woman does not hesitate to abandon her freedom to protect her dad. Ready to risk her life by standing up against the cruel monster, Belle manages to gain the respect of the beast. After spending the majority of her time in his company, she discovers a lovable and interesting man hidden behind a frightening mask.


    Items used to decorate Christmas tree: 8cm princesses decoupage characters -asstd designs (Belle) (P009067) 7cm princesses decoupage baubles – asstd designs (Belle) (P009061)

    At Festive, we are supporting the fabulous Disney campaign, Dream Big, Princess, which aims at empowering girls by focusing on the exceptional qualities of our favourite heroines. The marvellous personality traits of Disney princesses never cease to inspire us for our range. This year, we have decided to honour the most erudite Disney royal figure of all time by launching new exciting decorations. Our ornaments highlight the ambitious, outspoken and tolerant character distinguishing Belle from other princesses.

    In addition to new figurines, we are introducing a magnificent Christmas tree inhabited by Belle decorations, captivating books, and memories taken from the original film.


    1. 8cm belle 3D princesses hanging characters (P015695)

    2. 8cm belle snowglobe (P008993)

    3. 12cm belle princess standing figurine (P015691)


  8. Festive Christmas Jubilation display at Harrogate

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    Harrogate Christmas & Gift is the occasion for Festive to showcase its wonderful decorations. Each January, we present, through elaborate and stylish displays, our original themes and trends. This year, we have introduced Christmas Jubilation, which proudly celebrates the British culture in its entirety and diversity. Britishness is represented through a merry prism. Not only is our jubilation about honouring Britain, it also holds the traditional essence of Christmas in its core. Our joyful décor encapsulates some of our key 2017 trends, through unique and exclusive ornaments. These design tendencies reinforce the sense of Britishness by sprinkling national nostalgia.


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    Our cheery and lively display, greatly influenced by British culture, features several trends which contribute in celebrating the country on the regional scale. To create our 2017 Christmas Jubilation décor, we have chosen colours reminding the Union Jack flag (red and blue), and heavily relied on popular icons epitomising the UK in the collective mind.

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    Our fantastic Christmas tree is dominated by red and blue ornaments, designed to recall the UK flag, and green decorations embodying Ireland. These splendid glass baubles are perfect to put Britishness into the spotlight this Christmas.


    10cm 3 asstd deco cap glass balls (P012793)


    8cm Antique Leaf Ball Red (P001836)

    Britain is best represented with its emblematic symbols. This is why our tree is inhabited with immense red buses, and adorable post boxes.


    19cm double decker bus (P010336)

    32cm 1905 red double decker bus (P010344)


    11cm red glass letterbox (P006940)

    Our marvellous decoupage baubles depict British regions and Ireland with their most famous emblems: the London eye for the capital, the red dragon for Wales, and the four-leaf clover for Ireland.


    7cm decoupage Welsh icon ball (P012533)

    7cm 2 asstd decoupage London icons balls (P012531)

    7cm decoupage Irish icon ball (P012532)

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  9. Festive Nutcrackers

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    Since the 20th century, nutcrackers have been symbolising the Christmas spirit. However, the reasons why German soldier dolls became associated with the festive season remains quite unclear. A brief look at the history of nutcrackers can help understand the process that gleefully brought them into Santa’s world.

    The first nutcrackers, which saw the day in 17th century Germany, were primarily shaped into animals and people. In the late 1600s, woodcarvers started to produce soldier-doll nutcrackers. According to the legend, a lonely farmer, eager to work more efficiently, wanted to gain time when cracking nuts. Therefore, he asked his fellow villagers to create an innovative tool that would allow him to complete the nut cracking faster. The winner of the informal competition turned out to be the puppet maker who built an ingenious lever-mouthed wooden doll. Since then, nutcrackers, which were thought to bring good luck to the household, became extremely popular.

    Nutcrackers as we now know them became iconic Christmas characters thanks to the eponymous ballet. Based on the novel ‘The Nutcracker and the King of Mice’, the ballet was first performed in St Petersburg in 1892. The show was met with success when exported into the US in the 20th century. Today, the renowned ‘Nutcracker’ is highly appreciated by families during Christmas. The association between nutcrackers and Christmas is also believed to come from the fact that nuts are eaten during winter, immediately linking it to the seasonal holidays.

    This year, an army of nutcrackers has joyfully invaded Festive. Hung on a Christmas tree or placed on a piece of furniture, our adorable German-inspired soldiers are ideal to adorn any home with merriment and style. Our range is extremely diverse as our figurines, made from different materials, possess original physical attributes, making each of our nutcrackers unique.


    And it will display like this:

    1. 26.5cm wooden nutcracker / solider (P011526)

    2. 60cm 3 asstd glitter nutcrackers (P014848)

    3. 62cm nutcracker (P014852)

    4. 43cm flocked resin nutcracker – orange (P015253)

    5. 12cm wooden nutcracker with moveable arms (P011569)

    6. 38.1cm 2 asstd silver & gold nutcrackers (252114)

    7. 30cm lit musical nutcracker (P011159)

    8. 10cm hanging nutcracker decoration (P008215)


    9. 26.5cm traditional wooden nutcracker (P011525)

    10. 10.4cm x 3 asstd acrylic nutcracker decorations (P013313)

    11. 12cm 3 asstd hanging acrylic nut crackers (P011143)

    12. 86cm nutcracker (P014851)

    13. 37cm polyresin nutcracker decoration (P014402)

    14. 8cm 4 asstd flocked resin nutcracker decs (P015257)

    15. 15cm 2 asstd red glitter nutcrackers (P013715)

    16. 20cm resin nutcracker (P011690)