‘It is a fine seasoning for joy to think of those we love.’
One year is coming to an end and another is about to begin; the significance of this makes the holiday season a time for both reflection and optimism. There’s a feeling of nostalgia and a spirit of openness that unites people of all generations.
Streets, homes and shop windows are dressed in their glittering finery and festive cheer is all around. Life slows to a more leisurely pace, making now the perfect time of year to do what you love best. And however you choose to spend your winter break, it will feel all the more magical when set against a backdrop of candlelight, sparkle and goodwill aplenty.
Here are just a few images that sum up the joy of Christmas for the 1508 London team.
We are excited that one of our 2016 projects will take us to the glorious city of St Petersburg. We’re looking forward to finding out more about its rich history and exploring its fairytale architecture.
We love this modern take on the traditional Russian doll. The first Russian nested doll set was carved in 1890 by Vasily Zvyozdochkin.
Gathering around the fire for some board games is a much-loved Christmas tradition for some 1508 team members!
Decorating the house is an important tradition at Christmas. At 1508 we love Hayford & Rhodes’ innovative flower designs.
One of the earliest records of candles being used at Christmas dates back to the Middle Ages, when records indicate that a large candle was used to represent the star of Bethlehem.
A long, indulgent meal is one of the main focuses of the day – what better excuse to dress the table with fine tableware?
Traditional wooden toys make beautiful, timeless gifts for children.
A trip to the theatre or ballet is a fabulous Christmas gift that will be enjoyed by adults and children alike.