MAKE THIS VERY SPECIAL CHRISTMAS POMANDER
A BEAUTIFUL ORANGE, LEMON, OR LIME POMANDER FROM THE VICTORIAN ERA
THIS IS A GIFT for CHRISTMAS PRESENT!
From CHRISTMAS PAST TO CHRISTMAS PRESENT A GIFT that keeps giving your own special Christmas Spirit in this the Christmas Pomander that you can make, from your heart and give to your friend, family or loved ones or best of all just to keep for your self and spread your Christmas cheer and spirit around your own lovely home. This is what I remember making when I was a small child for christmas gift giving the memories last forever just like the beautiful aroma they infuse throughout your home. (Check Scrooge Movie below for Christmas Present)
CHRISTMAS POMANDER SHOPPING LIST:-
YOU WILL NEED: 1 orange; lemon or lime
cloves 1 box of the best
cinnamon 1 box of dried ground
nutmeg 1 box of dried ground
1 paper bag
some Christmas Ribbon for wrapping and hanging the pomander about 1 – 2 metres in length
Find ‘orris root’ for a traditional preserver or better still sandalwood oil as a natural preserver
FIRST wrap the ribbon around the orange in a cross design and pin to orange to hold in place.
SECOND pin cloves into the orange very closely together because the orange will shrink over time.
THIRD mix 1 tablespoon of each spice and a few drops of sandlewood oil together and place in a paper bag, pop the pomander in the bag and leave for around 3 weeks if you are runnning out of time for gift giving it is ok these will cure still hanging in warm dry places in the home. ( I have as a child even made these with just the cloves and they cured the orange perfectly as well).
FOURTH add a natural paper or cardboard gift tag and you have a lovely gift full of your own christmas spirit.
MERRY CHRISTMAS you now have a lovely Christmas Pomander
made with your own christmas spirt that will last all year around for years to come.
A CHRISTMAS FILM
SCROOGE the earliest version that I could find was a 1935 version probably the original which was in black and white and too creepy for words; Charles Dickens and Scrooge would have been quite proud of the musical version below which happily outlines the moral of Christmas Past and Christmas Present.