Two Weeks Until Christmas – Tartan Traditions
It is only 13 days until Christmas, and we are all starting to get into the Christmas spirit. This is when I start to listen to Christmas songs, and watch Christmas movies. I light my Christmas scented candles from McKelvie Candles, decorate the Christmas tree, and start wrapping everyone’s gifts. All of this makes me so excited for Christmas morning, for spending time with family and friends because that is really what Christmas is about! I think almost every family has that traditional gift that they give each year. For my family, it is Christmas pyjamas. Every Christmas morning we wear our Christmas pyjamas that we received last year. We all wear these while we sit around the Christmas tree and open our gifts. But everyone’s pyjamas usually have someone in common, they almost always have some bit of tartan on them. This is probably why tartan always reminds me of Christmas morning! If your family shares this Christmas pyjama tradition then Tartan Plus Tweed has the perfect gift. We now stock tartan dressing gowns. Absolutely perfect for Christmas morning.
I think a lot of people now tend to go for unique gifts – gifts that can be personalised, or experience gifts. All of which are fantastic because people love that extra bit of thought and effort into a gift. But there’s a lot to say for traditional gifts. These traditional gifts are part of the tradition of Christmas. Some people never buy socks because they know they will always receive them on Christmas morning! The same goes for scarves or gloves. But if you are looking for something out of the box there is a way to make these traditional gifts a bit more personalised.
Tartan and Clan gifts can turn an ordinary gift, into a personal gift. Do you want to get someone a scarf, but not just an ordinary scarf? Why not get them a tartan scarf. It can be their family clan tartan, or a tartan from a location that’s near to their heart, like the New York City tartan scarf. The same can be said about a tie. Maybe the Isle of Sky is somewhere you visit each year. Well, there is the Isle of Skye Tartan Tie. It would make a great gift to remind someone of old memories or to keep new ones alive. Tartans do not just have to be someone’s surname, they can be of a place where you once traveled to, or of a country you once lived in.
Another tradition that many families with small children have is dressing them up for Christmas Day. For decades people have been dressing their little girls in tartan dresses. Another reason why tartan might remind me of Christmas. When I was young I can remember wearing a dress very similar to the one below. Wee lassies always look adorable in their little tartan dresses. You can find these in the girls section or click the link here. They are available in a range of sizes in both Royal Stewart and Black Watch Tartans.
Whatever your Christmas Traditions may be, the staff at Tartan Plus Tweed send their warmest Christmas wishes your way.