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πŸ’›πŸŽ„ πŸ’› NEWS – Beautiful Christmassy Holly… πŸ’›πŸŽ„ πŸ’›

Holly Berry Branch
Hello everyone, how are you all?
Hope you’ve had a good week and are keeping safe.  I came across a charity called Cool Earth this week and they are doubling any contributions given this month, so basically, give once, help twice is their December tagline.

They are a global network helping to stop deforestation.  Why are they are helping the rainforest, check out the website tomorrow to find out HERE

As important as rainforests are in the global regulation of our planet, our own flora and fauna at home is pretty important too.

There’s nothing really more Christmassy than holly.  When those gorgeous red berries arrives on the trees, I feel like Christmas is really close.  I’m lucky enough to own a small yellow holly tree.  It’s not mature enough to have berries yet, but it belonged to my neighbour who sadly died and I managed to secure a bit of it before the developer ripped it all out.  And quite apart from the tradition of bringing it into the home to make us feel all festive, it has enormous value to wildlife from hedgehogs to deers.  There’ll be more about that on the website on Thursday, so check it out HERE .  In the meantime, here’s a really upbeat little video all about this wonderful spikey plant.

And to finish off the week for #craftfriday, how to DIY your own bunch of holly.  I was mesmerised watching this and the end result was stunning.  No, it’s a bit complex for kids, but I thought it was worth watching.  I haven’t forgotten the kids though, there’s also a pop up holly card to make as well.

Hope you have a lovely week.  Take care and stay safe.

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Hope you have a lovely week.  Take care and stay safe.

Lots of love from Yvonne, Bubble and #TEAMPricklyHedge

front page of Spring workbook with cartoon purple bird on branch singing with trees in background