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  1. Quirky & Alternative Non-Traditional Christmas Cards

    December 12, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Looking for Christmas cards that are a little *ahem* different this year?

    On Pinterest we’ve been searching for alternative Christmas Cards – the funny, rude, clever, sweary, geeky and unique! How about sending your friends a card with Shane McGowan on the front instead of Santa this year? We will be adding to the board up until Christmas so why not give us a follow? Some of these are of course not safe for work / kids / family.

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  2. Free Printable Letters to Santa / Father Christmas – Two festive designs!

    October 21, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    If your kids want to send a message to Santa with their wishlist of Christmas gifts, why not download and print our free letter that they can fill and post to the North Pole!

    Download Free Letter to Santa Template

    You can choose between the letter being addressed to Santa or Father Christmas (whichever you choose to call him!)

    Printable Letter to Santa or Father Christmas

    You can also choose between two designs:

    A cute snowy, festive village design (which matches the rest of our Vintage Christmas Village range of products)

    Or a shabby chic forest design (which matches the rest of our Enchanted Christmas Forest range of products)!

    Pointing handDOWNLOAD LETTER TO SANTA (VILLAGE)

    Pointing handDOWNLOAD LETTER TO FATHER CHRISTMAS (VILLAGE)

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  3. Gift Exchange Game – Enchanted Christmas Forest Design – Printable party game to entertain family or friends

    October 19, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    Have you ever played the games ‘White Elephant’, ‘Yankee Swap’ or ‘Evil Santa’?

    This is a simplified version of these types of gift exchange games – great for a twist on Secret Santa!

    Printable Christmas Gift Exchange Game for Parties

    Get each family member or party guest to bring along a wrapped gift (you can decide the budget). One-by-one each party guest picks a card and must swap the gift they are holding with another person’s gift, based on the swapping rule on the card. Rules include “Swap your gift with the person who looks most like Santa”, “Swap your gift with the person with the smallest gift”, and “Swap your gift with the tallest person”.

    Christmas Party Game - Printable Gift Exchange Game - Pretty forest design

    Once all cards have been used up, the guests can unwrap and keep the gift they ended up with.

    There are 36 cards included in the pack to print out on two A4 sheets of card, plus also a printable sheet of ‘blank’ cards for adding your own swapping rules! Your purchased game cards will of course not include the Faffy Tea watermark like in the photo above.

    The cards have a pretty ‘Enchanted Christmas Forest’ design – very shabby chic! Please note that this game is also available in our shop in a Vintage Christmas Village design.

     BUY & PRINT FOR £2 (+VAT for EU customers)


  4. New Christmas 2016 Range: Enchanted Christmas Forest and new Printable Party Kit

    September 30, 2016 by Faffy Tea

    “Wishing you an Enchanted Christmas”

    Announcing our new range for Christmas 2016 – the Enchanted Christmas Forest!

    This new Faffy Tea theme depicts a magical snowy winter forest, complete with a reindeer. We’ve used a collage effect with fabrics and textures creating a unique, traditional, “shabby chic” design.

    Printable Christmas Party Pack

    Our first product available in this range is our printable Christmas Party Kit, which contains everything you need for an instant Christmas Party:

    – Decorative Sign
    – Bunting in 2 sizes
    – Cake & Food Toppers
    – Foldable Food Labels
    – Circle Food Labels or Stickers
    – Cupcake & Muffin Wrappers
    – Mini ‘Cocktail’ Flags
    – Straw Flags

    All you need to do is purchase the pack for a one-off cost, download the files, and then print as many copies as you need from home. Feel free to cover your entire house in beautiful Enchanted Christmas bunting!

    Christmas Cake Toppers

    Printable Christmas Party Cupcake Wrappers

    We’ll be adding more Partyware and Games from this range over October and November so keep an eye out in our Etsy Christmas shop.

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  5. Classic or kooky? Two FREE “Elf” Quote Printable Art Prints – Choose your style!

    November 27, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    How do you decorate your house for the holidays? Do you go for a classic, elegant touches, or a kooky, fun and kitsch look?

    Here are two free printable art prints we’ve designed, both using a famous quote from Buddy in the film “Elf“. Choose your style your match your christmas decor!

    They are A4 in size, so you can print at home on regular white printer paper. These will also print on US ‘Letter’ sized paper (just make sure that the prints aren’t squashed vertically).

    ELF ART PRINT: CLASSIC STYLE

    Elf Quote Art Print

    Pointing handDOWNLOAD: FREE JPG FILE  |  FREE PDF FILE

     
    ELF ART PRINT: KOOKY STYLE

    Elf Quote Art Print

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  6. Christmas “Minute to Win It” Game Ideas and Free Printable Scorecard

    November 17, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    It’s getting all cold and festive! If you’re throwing a Christmas party, here are some ‘Minute to Win It’ game ideas that all guests will enjoy.

    There’s also a free printable scorecard (using our “Christmas Village” theme) that you can download to keep note of guests scores in the games.

     

    1. CLIFFHANGER
    Place 8 Christmas cards in the middle of a table, standing so that the fold of each card is horizontal and the folded edge points upwards. One-by-one guests have one minute each to blow on the cards to move them slowly and gently so that as the cards fall off the edge of the table, one side of the cards keeps them hanging on. It’s tricky!

    2. JINGLE IN THE TRUNK
    Use an empty tissue box and tie string or ribbon to it so that each guest can tie it around their waist. Boxes should be positioned at the bottom of the guest’s back. Fill the tissue box with jingling bells, cotton wool balls and/or polystyrene balls. Guests have one minute to shake their booty, jump and wiggle to get as many items out of the tissue box as they can. No leaning back!

    3. STOCKING FIDDLER
    Get a Christmas stocking and fill it with 15-20 objects. You can use anything you like such as Christmas decorations, household and kitchen objects, and toys (although nothing breakable). Tie up or stick down the opening of the stocking so that nobody can look inside. Guests have one minute to feel the stocking and write down as many of the objects that they think are inside the stocking as they can.

    4. RUDOLPH NOSE BEST
    Purchase some red pompoms (once for each guest… for hygiene reasons!) and tie/glue a short length of string to them. Give each guest a blob of petroleum jelly on the end of their nose. Guests then bite on to the non-pompom end of the string, and have to use their heads and bodies to swing the pompom and get it to stick to the petroleum jelly. See how many times each guest can do it in one minute. Voila – Rudolph’s red nose!

    5. BAUBLES SWING LOW
    In a corridor or large room that has a carpet, create a track along the floor by taping some edges or laying down string. Attach a plastic bauble to string / ribbon just at the right length that it can swing between guests’ legs and reach the floor. You can also use another piece or string or ribbon to tie the bauble on string around guests’ waists. each guest then has one minute to swing their baubles between their legs and hit a ball along the track, just using the movement of their bodies (no hands!). If they hit the edge of the track their turn is instantly over, so they must go carefully and slowly. After a minute, measure the length they have achieved!

    6. SNOWBALLS ‘N’ STICKS
    Find two Christmas biscuit tins (or similar vessels!) and fill one with cotton wool balls, then decorate some chopsticks to look all festive. Guests have one minute to use the chopsticks to move as many cotton wool balls from the full tin into the empty tin as they can!
     

     

    Free Printable Christmas Game

    Here’s a free printable scorecard that you can use to make note of all guests’ scores for the 6 “Minute To Win It” games above.

    The scorecard is a JPG image file so can be printed from any home printer.

    It will work best if it’s printed at A5 size – e.g. use the Windows Print Pictures feature to print two copies on an A4 sheet of paper or card:

    Pointing hand DOWNLOAD FOR FREE
    (JPG FILE)

     


  7. Christmas Trivia Questions – Christmas themed quiz questions and answers for festive parties and games!

    November 6, 2015 by Faffy Tea

    Christmas Quiz Questions

    Last Christmas we had a quiz as part of our holiday party, with 70 Christmas-themed trivia questions.

    We thought we’d share the questions so that you can put on your own quiz or use the questions as part of another party game! Please note that some of these are UK-centric.

    70 Question Quiz for Christmas

    1. Name 5 of Santa’s 8 reindeer from the “Twas the night before Christmas” poem (Rudolph doesn’t count!)

      Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Blitzen, Comet, Cupid, Donner

    2. Who played the main character George Bailey in the film “It’s A Wonderful Life”?

      James Stewart

    3. What date is St Stephen’s Day?

      26th December

    4. In Charles Dickens’ novel “A Christmas Carol”, who was Scrooge’s dead business partner?

      Jacob Marley

    5. London’s Trafalgar Square Christmas tree is traditionally given by which country?

      Norway

    6. Which Christmas carol includes the lyrics “…to save us all from Satan’s power, when we were gone astray…”?

      God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

    7. The character Jack Skellington appears in which 1993 Tim Burton film?

      The Nightmare before Christmas

    8. What is New Year’s Eve called in Scotland?

      Hogmanay

    9. How many maids were a-milking in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song?

      8

    10. Who is officially credited as the author of “Auld Lang Syne”?

      Robert Burns

    11. In the song “Winter Wonderland”, who do we pretend the snowman is?

      Parson Brown

    12. In which film does this quote appear – “Bless this highly nutritious microwavable macaroni and cheese dinner and the people who sold it on sale. Amen.”?

      Home Alone

    13. What red-blooming Christmas plant came originally from Mexico?

      Poinsetta

    14. Which actor is the narrator in the 2000 film “The Grinch Who Stole Christmas”?

      Anthony Hopkins

    15. Pine needles are said to be a good source of which vitamin?

      C

    16. What is the zodiac sign of people born on 25 December?

      Capricorn

    17. “Christmas Crackers” was the first Christmas edition of which popular British sitcom?

      Only Fools and Horses

    18. What was Queen’s 1984 Christmas single called?

      Thank God it’s Christmas

    19. How many lords were a-leaping in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song?

      10

    20. Jackie Wilson’s re-issued song “Reet Petite” became the 1986 UK Christmas number one after helping to advertise what brand?

      Levi’s

    21. La Befana is the legendary character who delivers Christmas presents to children in which European country?

      Italy

    22. Before the tradition of hanging stockings up at Christmas what did Dutch children hang by the fireside?

      Shoes

    23. Who banned Christmas in England between 1647 and 1660?

      Oliver Cromwell

    24. Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean is a territory of which country?

      Australia

    25. Child star Jimmy Boyd sang which hugely popular 1950’s Christmas song, which was initially banned by the Catholic Church in Boston?

      “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”

    26. What is the name of The Simpson’s pet greyhound?

      Santa’s Little Helper

    27. Born on Christmas Day in 1954, she had hits with such songs as “Walking on Broken Glass” and “No More I Love Yous”, what is her name?

      Annie Lennox

    28. Which word, often associated with Christmas songs, stems from the Greek word for circle dance?

      Carol

    29. In which country is St. Nicholas called Sinterklaas?

      Netherlands

    30. In 1983, who was UK Christmas Number One with “Only You”?

      The Flying Pickets

    31. Everyone remembers Band Aid, what year were they Number One in the UK charts?

      1984

    32. Which Christmas word means “turning of the sun”?

      Yuletide

    33. How many pipers were piping in the “Twelve Days of Christmas” song?

      11

    34. In which city is Kevin left “Home Alone” at Christmas (the first movie)?

      Chicago

    35. What do George C. Scott, Daffy Duck, Patrick Stewart, Michael Caine, Fred Flintstone and Jim Carrey all have in common?

      They have all played Ebeneezer Scrooge

    36. Which Christmas song contains these lyrics – “for yellow and red ones let’s stop all the fight”?

      “Happy Christmas (War is Over)” by John Lennon

    37. The traditional English Father Christmas was not dressed in red. What colour did he wear?

      Green

    38. Who sang the 1997 Christmas hit “I believe in Father Christmas”?

      Greg Lake

    39. What fruit is used to make a Christingle?

      Orange

    40. Which wrestler starred in the 1996 film “Santa with Muscles”?

      Hulk Hogan

    41. Who played Fred Claus in the 2007 movie of the same name?

      Vince Vaughan

    42. What was the name of the boy in the TV film “The Snowman”?

      James

    43. Who was the first British monarch to broadcast a Christmas message?

      George V

    44. What is a baby turkey called?

      A Poult

    45. Which English Victorian cook wrote the definitive Christmas cookbook?

      Mrs Beeton

    46. In a traditional mince pie, which ingredient would make it unsuitable for vegetarians?

      Suet

    47. In whose Christmas special did various BBC newsmen perform “There is Nothing like a Dame”?

      Morecambe and Wise

    48. Who wrote the book that became the cartoon classic “The Snowman”?

      Raymond Briggs

    49. What was the name of Tiny Tim’s father in “A Christmas Carol”?

      Bob Cratchit

    50. In the film “Jingle All The Way”, what toy was Arnold Schwarzenegger searching for?

      Turbo-Man

    51. The plant “Viscum Album” is better known as which Christmas decoration?

      Mistletoe

    52. In which fictional land is it always winter but never Christmas?

      Narnia

    53. In the Christmas song “Jingle Bells”, how many horses pulled the sleigh?

      One

    54. Which American male comedian plays Kate Winslet’s love interest in the film “The Holiday”?

      Jack Black

    55. What is the name given to Father Christmas in France? Hint: A direct translation!

      Pere Noel

    56. Which boyband had the last UK Christmas number one of the 20th century?

      Westlife

    57. Which Hasbro children’s robot action figures were the most popular Christmas presents in 1984?

      Transformers

    58. At which of her homes does the Queen traditionally spend Christmas?

      Sandringham

    59. In the rhyme “Christmas is Coming”, what is getting fat?

      The Goose

    60. In cockney rhyming slang what are ‘eyes’ called?

      Mince Pies

    61. What is Aladdin’s mother called in the popular Pantomime?

      Widow Twankey

    62. “Driving Home For Christmas” was a hit single for which singer in 1988?

      Chris Rea

    63. The same song was Christmas No. 1 in 1975 and 1991. What was it?

      Bohemian Rhapsody

    64. What kind of animal delivers gifts at Christmas in Syria?

      Camel

    65. Who composed the music for the festive season ballet “The Nutcracker”?

      Tchaikovsky

    66. There are three days of the year when Americans consume the most food. One is Christmas, what are the other two?

      Thanksgiving and Super Bowl Sunday

    67. What’s the name of the Christmas carol about evergreen plants?

      “The Holly and the Ivy”

    68. What colour of Christmas did Elvis Presley sing about?

      Blue

    69. Which author, most popular for his children’s stories and poems, wrote the very first Christmas Speech by King George V?

      Rudyard Kipling

    70. Name Two of the Three Wise Men that visited Jesus?

      Caspar, Balthazar and Melchior


  8. What’s your Elf Name? Free fun printable for a festive Friday afternoon!

    December 12, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    What’s your elf name? Ours in Peppermint Icy-Cheeks!

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    Click on the image above for a larger version to save or print!

     


  9. Christmas Flash Sale! 15% off our Christmas range until midnight Friday

    December 2, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    Sorry, the flash sale has now ended. We’ll have another one soon!

     

    Christmas Flash Sale - 15% OffWe have a Christmas Flash Sale this week!

    15% off everything in our ‘Vintage Christmas Village’ range until midnight on Friday 5th December September.

    This is your chance to get everything you need for an awesome Christmas! Included in the sale is our Acts of Kindness advent calendar, full party kit, party invitations, cake / food toppers, Gift Exchange game, Drawing game, forfeit cards, print-your-own Christmas cards, decorative sign, bunting and cupcake wrappers!

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  10. “Acts of Kindness” Printable Advent Calendar – now with UK and US versions

    November 20, 2014 by Faffy Tea

    Why not embrace the real spirit of Christmas this year with an Acts of Kindness advent calendar for you or your kids?

    For an alternative to chocolates, sweets or toys (and we’ve even seen some this year with beauty products, tequila and beer!) do a good deed every day of advent and make someone smile.

    Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar

    Our printable Acts of Kindness Advent Calendar is unique and is suitable for all ages (kids might need a little help)!

    Each day has a little foldable envelope which fits one of 24 daily “Acts of Kindness” / Good Deeds.

    Cards include:

    – Make an effort to smile at everybody
    – Write an uplifting note and leave it somewhere for a stranger to find
    – Make a homemade fat cake and hang out for the birds to eat

    Acts of Kindness DIY Advent Calendar

    Print, cut and stick the envelopes together, add a card for each day, and then string or stick them on your wall.

    DIY Advent Calendar

    Based on feedback from our lovely customers, we now have UK and US versions with some slight differences in language and the good deeds themselves.

    Vintage Village Advent Calendar

     

    pointing hand BUY UK VERSION £3.50 (+ VAT if you’re in the EU)

     

    pointing hand BUY US VERSION £3.50