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Predicting Holiday Trends

Posted on: January 30th, 2017 by admin No Comments

In January, Halloween and Christmas seem like they’re a million years away. After all, many of us are still recovering from the holiday season and trying to balance daily life with the lofty New Year’s Resolutions we’ve committed to (until at least February 1). Over here, however, we’re already looking forward to our next season after spending last week at the Las Vegas Winter Market.

One of our favorite things about putting together our boutiques each year is deciding on an overall aesthetic for the season. At trade conventions and design shows, we get an opportunity to see all of the available holiday merchandise months before it hits the stores and catalogues, and it’s our job to sort through it to  figure out what will hit most with our customers months down the line.

Winter design for 2017 is shaping up to be a comfy, cozy affair if the major trends in Las Vegas are to be believed. Given the internet’s preoccupation with “Scandi” decorating and “hygge,” “a quality of cosiness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling of contentment or well-being” (and UK’s runner-up word of the year in 2016), it’s a fair bet. Here are a few things we see happening for winter 2017:

1. White and grey everywhere

https://www.pinterest.com/pin/153896512245696731/

2. Soft metallics (especially rose gold, champagne, and muted silvers)

https://keep.com/hue-ornaments-iced-metallic-set-set-of-24/p/4dCtangAnC/

3. Muted colors

http://www.laddersa.com/Decorations/scandi-christmas-decorations.tree

4. Glitter

http://www.sortra.com/30-sparkling-gold-and-silver-christmas-decorations/

5. Gnomes!

https://scandinavianshoppe.com/products/scandinavian-fabric-gnomes-3-1-4.html?gclid=Cj0KEQiA_KvEBRCtzNil4-KR-LIBEiQAmgekF5Bivk5YBZZ57sy-qkWqNiNNroq50pw3gyRYQQB2da8aAmH18P8HAQ

What trends do you see hitting big this year? Let us know in the comments!

(Photo sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

How did RED & GREEN become the colors of Christmas?

Posted on: December 23rd, 2015 by admin No Comments

In pagan Rome, the festival of Saturnalia was celebrated right around the time of the winter solstice. On the last day of the festivities, gifts, tied up with holly were exchanged. The red berries on the leaves symbolized the return of light.

In many parts of Europe during the middle ages, Paradise Plays were performed, often on Christmas Eve. They told Bible stories to people who were illiterate. The paradise tree in the play was normally a green pine tree, adorned with red apples, and later, red roses.

Mr. Green Merry Christmas Card