• From KwaZulu Natal with love: hand-beaded baubles add something special to a Christmas tree

    17 days ago - By NZ Life & Leisure

    Beautiful, hand-made beadwork decorations put the compassion into Christmas By Kate Coughlan Most of New Zealand's Christmas habits originate in Northern Europe but gifting a decoration is a tradition of Canada and the United States.
    Each year as I fossick in our big box of Christmas ornaments, I look for the beautiful velvet and gilded bell given to me three decades ago by Jane Clifton, The Listener political editor famous for gifting golden words of wisdom about the antics of our political animals. I position the bell in pride of place and send, winging through the universe, twinkly...
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