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Christmas Trends for 2021

What are the trends for Christmas 2021?

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Christmas Trends 2021

There are some things that never change: wishful checking the weather, hoping for a 25th December snowfall, crooners on repeat, food comas in front of the TV… but what’s new for Christmas 2021? What trends will we see on trees and tables across the UK this season?

Here are five Christmas Trends we think will be big this year…

Featured image: Ceramic holly leaf Christmas decorations with bell by Rachel Carpenter Ceramics

Christmas Trends 2021 - sustainability
Christmas pudding decoration made using recycled, repurposed and found materials by Coast and Cloth

1. Sustainable Christmas

First up – and we hope it’s here to stay – sustainability features high on wishlists this year, as more and more people look for ways to have a Christmas that’s kind to the planet as well as small businesses.

This is about choosing plastic-free decorations that are made to last a lifetime (or more!), with carefully considered eco-friendly materials, as well as looking out for presents that are made from recycled or repurposed materials.

Read our blog post on why buying handmade is a great first step – How to shop more sustainably this Christmas

See lots of ideas for a more sustainable Christmas, including plastic-free Christmas cards and eco-friendly decorations on our Christmas page – https://folksy.com/christmas

Find eco-friendly Christmas Decorations on Folksy https://folksy.com/themes/eco-christmas-decorations

Christmas Trends 2021 - natural Christmas
Ceramic wreath made from stoneware clay by Clare Anderson Ceramics, bringing nature to the Christmas table

2. Natural Christmas

With everything that’s been going on over the past couple of years, it’s not surprising that people are turning to natural materials and neutral colours for some calm. Ditch the tinsel, because this trend is about celebrating nature, bringing the outside in, foraging for holly, hanging unglazed ceramic decorations, lighting candles and taking time to breathe in the scent of pine on the cold crisp air.

Shop for a Natural Christmas on Folksy >

Glazed green porcelain bauble with gold leaf by Rachel Carpenter Ceramics

3. Green and Gold

Green and gold are always popular at Christmas. As well as an aesthetic match made in heaven, this classic combination brings together Christian and pagan traditions: gold signifies both the Star of Bethlehem and one of the presents brought by the Three Kings, while green has long been associated with the Winter Solstice when celebrations included bringing evergreen inside to decorate the interior of houses with greenery, blessing the winter fruit of mistletoe, and lighting candles to celebrate the return of the sun.

Shop for a Green & Gold Christmas on Folksy >

Christmas Trends 2021 - burnished berries
Handcrafted Christmas Pine Cone Wreath by Luxury Forest Wreaths

4. Burnished Berries

We have it on good authority that “burnished berries” is the new trend for Christmas 2021. According to James Cunningham from Good Housekeeping, this is a “dramatic, sophisticated look that’s a move on from the classic red and gold.” Think deep plum tones, over-ripe blackberries and glorious holly, paired with glistening gold.

See our Burnished Berry trend guide on Folksy >

Mid-century modern style Christmas star tree topper – handmade by Woodsville Woodcraft

5. Retro Christmas

After 2020’s very different Christmas when families couldn’t all be together, it’s not surprising that we’re looking to Christmasses past with a sense of nostalgia – hoping that this year, we can recreate that sense of joy and celebration.

If that trip to the charity shop for vintage glass baubles disappoints, there are lots of makers on Folksy creating handmade decorations in glorious mid-century style, as well as pieces with a 1980s retro vibe.

Feeling nostalgic this Christmas? Shop our Retro Christmas gift guide >

Find more ideas on our Christmas page – folksy.com/christmas

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