For many people that celebrate Christmas, decorating a Christmas tree can be a wonderful way of expressing oneself and curating something really meaningful. This is done by people all over the world in many different ways; with colour themes, handmade decorations, traditional ornaments that have been passed down through generations, and much more. For anyone who loves to travel, it can be fun to collect Christmas decorations that remind you of your travels, either by collecting them while on the go, or by finding beautiful decorations made by small businesses. Here are some gorgeous small businesses that we love, who make travel related Christmas decorations!
If you want a really unique Christmas decoration to remind you of one of your favourite UK destinations, check out the offerings from Snapdragon Designs. There are two different designs of Christmas tree bauble – both made of acrylic, and both wonderfully striking. We really love the shaker bauble design and were thrilled to come across some lesser known Kentish seaside towns being represented in bauble form along with some of the UK’s most major cities!
Hashtag House, founded by Laura, offers a range of stunning laser cut products, including baubles! You can find baubles with laser cut wooden interiors, featuring various different scenes that are bound to evoke memories of travel – mountains, beautiful hillsides, forests, and the night sky – it’s all there! We also love Hashtag House’s range of space travel themed baubles and super chunky travel themed necklaces – there’s one that features a camping scene that we LOVE!
Hannah Penrose Art
While not strictly Christmas decorations, Hannah Penrose Art is the place to look if you’re after some Yorkshire themed Christmas cards. It’s refreshing to see places like Hull and Leeds taking the limelight in beautiful festive illustrations, and even better to see smaller places like Beverley, Cottingham, and even Ferriby put on the map! There are plenty of other East Yorkshire places to be found in Hannah’s art, so if you’re an East Yorkshire enthusiast, or know someone who is, go and take a look!
Clouds and Currents
Clouds and Currents make personalised baubles that feature the silhouette of a whole country – absolutely ideal for any keen wanderer. You can choose whatever country you like to be engraved onto the wooden base, making this the perfect memento of even your most random destinations – you can also choose to have a message engraved on the back of the bauble so you can add names, dates, towns, cities, or whatever else you want to remember from this country!
Kimberley Rose Studio
Kimberley Rose is a wonderful illustrator with a huge collection of location related goodies, including ceramic baubles showcasing London, New York, Paris, and Amsterdam. If you fancy having reminders of any of these four powerhouse locations on your tree, then head over to the Kimberley Rose studio, where you can also find greetings cards, stationery, and accessories!