Festive Cheer into the New Year!
Contributed by Lina
With Christmas already here and the New Year just around the corner I thought I would share some of the Christmas and New Year designs that I will have as part of the festive season for 2023. Over the years I have loved collecting the various Christmas themed charms that are released as part of the Pandora Winter collections.
For Christmas Day, I have my traditional ol’faithful Pandora Christmas bracelets which have accumulated charms from throughout the years. Of special note to me are the Christmas carousel and the charms that are then big versions of the carousel creatures – like Bruno the unicorn as a rocking horse and the penguin charm. The other super special aspect of one of my OG Christmas bracelets is that when we were first dating, my husband did 12 days of Christmas, in the lead up and created his own Pandora advent calendar for me each day – so each day I got a new Christmas charm to add to my bracelet. I was very excited about this prospect and now they are a fabulous memory that adorns my bracelet.
As I ran out of room on the one bracelet, I have moved some of my Disney Christmas charms to a new bracelet – these include the rose gold Mickey and Minnie in the sleigh, the Mickey and Minnie present charm, the Christmas Pluto and the adorable Bambi and Thumper Christmas charm.
To add to my collection this year I have the gorgeous and Opalescent Snowman Dangle Charm, he was a unique addition to Pandora’s Christmas charms this year. I also added the Sparkling Christmas tree dangle charm with his gorgeous green crystal decorations and gold sparkly enamel detailing. In Australia, I made the most of the ornament and free bangle promotions and the 50% off the second Christmas charm promo too. The ornament mouse in the stocking is so cute and I love that he has a matching Christmas charm that is also on my bracelet.
For a festive necklace this year, I have gone with a rose gold theme, sporting the herbarium charm, the rose gold bell dangle and the new Two-tone Santa Claus in Hot Air Balloon Charm.
For New Year’s festivities I will be alternating between a celestial themed bracelet and the new Disney Sorcerer Apprentice Mickey and the Disney Mickey Mouse & Minnie Mouse Two-tone Spinning Moon Dangle Charm. I have decided to style my new Mickey charms on a bangle with the Christmas snow globes that I have collected over the years. I am hoping for a rose gold snow globe next year.
On my celestial bracelet that I will wear on NYE, I love the blue enamel details and feel the theme is perfect to bring in the New year with cosmic promise, wishes upon stars and dreams come true. While I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions exactly, I do have some ideals and dreams for next year that I hope to realise. This bracelet will be a nice reminder of working towards these dreams coming true.
Have you got charms that help you celebrate the new year or set goals for the year ahead? Do you have a favourite Christmas charm from this year or previous collections? Please let me know in the comments below.
I hope you are having a fabulous festive season and wish you all the happiness and joy for the new year ahead.