With Christmas being so close you can almost taste the egg nog, so to up my Yuletide game here at Ellie & Co, I’ve put together a special Christmas edition internet scrapbook – let’s call it my little holiday gift for you. Enjoy!

1. Carrie Fisher, in Finse, Norway, during the filming of Star Wars, 1979.

Via Crooked Inspiration.
 

2. This gingerbread house.

Via Pinterest.

3. How to make Christmas crackers, circa 1933.

Found on British Pathe’s You Tube channel.

4. Funniest Christmas decoration inspiration.

Found on Reddit.

5. The first ever Rockefeller Centre Christmas tree, 1931.

“On Christmas Eve, 1931, in the midst of the Great Depression, construction workers building what was to become Rockefeller Center in New York City pooled their money together and bought a 20-foot balsam fir tree. They lined up beside the tree decorated with homemade garlands and one-by-one received their paychecks. Little did they know that that simple act would inspire a grand tradition now in its 83rd year (there was no tree in 1932; the tradition picked up again the following year).”

All That Is Interesting.


6. Japan’s lake of ‘frost flowers’.
These might look like snow flakes, but they’re a beautiful natural phenomenon called ‘frost flowers’. They’re around 3cm in diameter each and form every winter on Lake Ahan in Hokkaido, Japan when the weather dips below minus 15˚C because a mountain blocks the wind making the conditions perfect for  these crystalline structures to exist.

 
7. Vintage African-American Christmas cards, circa 1960.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

8. Egg nog waffles…

 


Via Smitten Kitchen, here.



9. A fizzy gin cocktail.


Via Crooked Inspiration.


10. Walking with reindeer.
 
National Geographic photographer Erika Larsen takes you into the world of the Sami reindeer herders.

Via National Geographic.

 
Happy Holidays Ellie & Co readers. See you in 2017!

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