For many people, the Christmas tree represents the heart of their festive home. Many carefully consider new styles, while others embrace the continuity of a timeless scheme. Whatever the preference, decorating the tree has become a key Christmas moment, the true beginning of the season of giving, sharing and celebrating.
Each time the boxes of ornaments are opened – new or old – there will be one or two that immediately capture that Christmas feeling. The prized star or angel to crown the tree, a bauble bought on a special trip or to mark a milestone moment, or a gift from a loved one.
Finding those special decorations can be an exciting part of the run-up to Christmas, whether they are selected for your own tree or to add a memory to someone else’s. The Royal Mint’s new Christmas Collection for 2021 includes decorations that will be a Christmas highlight. Carefully designed and crafted here at The Royal Mint, the ornaments bring new and old together with innovative decorative techniques appearing on traditional forms, including three stunning star designs.
The Royal Mint’s new range of Christmas ornaments is inspired by the interplay between light and shade that is so important in the festive season. Created by Product Designer Abbie Williams, the designs also reflect The Royal Mint’s heritage and experience, and the skills of our own craftspeople passed on over centuries. The designs have been brought to life using a process called hexurity to capture the dancing of light and shade upon precious metal – because what says Christmas more clearly than the flicker of a flame, the twinkle of a fairy light or the lustre of a decoration nestled on a pine branch?
The Royal Mint’s 2021 Christmas Collection has the perfect piece to let a loved one know they are in your thoughts, to show that someone close is an important part of your Christmas, or to simply share the joy that Christmas brings to you. Whether you’re looking for an Advent or Christmas gift, or a new addition to your own box of Christmas memories, you can choose a very special decoration to that will light up Christmas for many years to come.