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This is where you can get to know our team a bit better, and read about the things that make us smile.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Posted on December 24, 2014 by Dan

After a hectic month of crafts, competitions and crazy times in our Christmas Workshop, we’re just about ready to put our feet up. The Blog Team will be taking a short festive break until January 5th 2015, but as always, the website is open… Read More

Last Minute Christmas Table Ideas

Posted on December 22, 2014 by Issy

Here at RLD, we love celebrating seasonal events, especially Christmas. With three days to go, we realise that not everyone is ready to kick back and relax quite yet. Read More

Top 10 Christmas Essentials

Posted on December 19, 2014 by Issy

Preparing for Christmas can be a stressful task. With so much going on, there are 101 things to remember and it’s guaranteed that amongst all the festivities (and chaos), some of those things are going to be forgotten. We’ve put together a handy list… Read More

Five Polite Responses to an Unwanted Gift

Posted on December 17, 2014 by Issy

Even if you think you have been given the worst present in the world, it isn't fair to make the giver feel bad about it. To avoid causing any offence this Christmas, we’ve come up with some alternative ways to respond to such a… Read More

Save, spend or splurge

Posted on December 15, 2014 by Issy

Perhaps one of the most stressful things about this time of year isn’t just deciding what gift to get for everyone but of course, the budgeting! While it’s important to stick to your limits and save where you can, you also don’t… Read More

#FlashbackFriday

Posted on December 12, 2014 by Issy

As it’s #FlashbackFriday, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back at Christmas through the ages and see just how things change as the years go by. We’ve delved into the depths of the archives and found some photos from way… Read More

What Makes Christmas So Special?

Posted on December 10, 2014 by Issy

When this question was discussed here in the RLD offices, the word that was most used was memories. It seems that for us, the most valued part of the Christmas season is #making memories with family and friends - and the stories that are… Read More

Subtle Ways to Hint about the Christmas Gift you Want

Posted on December 8, 2014 by Issy

We’ve all been there. Excitedly unwrapping a Christmas present before opening it up and feeling truly disappointed. Although we agree that it’s the thought that counts, some people are simply bad shoppers so there’s no harm in telling them what you’d like most. Read More

RLD Christmas Workshop – What’s Going On Today?

Posted on December 3, 2014 by Issy

Have you wondered what goes on in the RLD Christmas Workshop? Our elves are hard at work in their festive factory, adding the finishing touches to our range of Christmas gifts. So if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration, this is what our cheeky elves… Read More

Naughty or Nice?

Posted on December 1, 2014 by Issy

When you were little, did the lead up to Christmas mean perpetual excitement mixed with a secret hint of fear that you were going to end up on the naughty list? It’s ok, we understand. Here in the RLD Christmas Workshop, we’re letting you… Read More