How cool is it to design your own Christmas card or hand craft a gift for someone? Imagine the pleasure it would give a friend or relative to receive a card or present this festive season and know it is being sent with that extra little bit of thought and care.
Jersey Post has teamed up with Jersey Heritage to encourage Islanders to have a ‘Crafty Christmas’ this year, at special events organised at the Jersey Museum on consecutive Saturdays, throughout December.
On Saturday 1st December there are activities for all the family between 10am and 4pm. Santa will drop by to hand out presents and his trusty elves will be helping to make felt tree decorations, Christmas cracker cards and advent calendars.
Then on the following two Saturdays, between 10.30 and 12.30, parents can book their children on special Crafty Christmas workshops where they can learn all about gift wrapping, making decorations and other festive crafts. There are likely to be limited spaces on these days so it’s advised to book early.
Jersey Post Marketing Manager Catherine Gasston said: ‘Christmas is a really special time for families and we are delighted to support Jersey Heritage with these events. Christmas is one of our busiest times of year and that demonstrates that people still love to send and receive cards and gifts through the post. Knowing they have been hand-made will make them extra special.’
Jeremy Swetenham of Jersey Heritage added: ‘Much of our heritage and culture comes from Islanders’ inventiveness and creativity. Crafty Christmas is an ideal opportunity for people to use their imagination and creative skills to design a really special and memorable card or gift for someone that matters. What’s more, people can make their Crafty Christmas stockings and fill them with some of our great stocking fillers!’
As well as arts, crafts and Santa Claus at all three events, on the 8th and 15th of December there will be face painting and Christmas themed films and animations for children to enjoy. And to make sure Santa receives those wish lists on time this year, Jersey Post is installing a special Santa Post Box at the Jersey Museum, with regular collections and deliveries to Lapland.