With the cooler weather here, we spend most of our time indoors where it’s cozy and warm. This time of year has us preparing for the most wonderful time of year with lots of decorating, baking and some shopping. It’s also the perfect time to unravel and relax with your favorite book or enjoy knitting or crocheting some gifts. And there is no better time to chill out with family and friends with lots of board games, holiday movies and festive puzzles.
My family loves jigsaw puzzles and we enjoy their tranquilizing effects on the spirit. Putting a puzzle together puts you in a zen space where you feel better. Our moods lift, our heart rate and blood pressure lower, and we get some mental stimuli without words. There are oodles of puzzles on the market covering almost every topic. But, during the holiday season, we like to embrace all things Christmasy, like the Christmas Square Puzzle we just got.
The Christmas Square Puzzle comes with 1000 pieces in a sturdy matte-finished decorative storage box measuring 8″ X 8″ X 2″. It features a picturesque holiday-winter village scene from the Victorian Era with quaint shops, a decorated tree, a sleigh, billowing flue clouds coming out of chimneys, bustling shoppers, kids playing, cart vendors, and joyful carolers with a gentle snowfall coming down.
Inside the box, you’ll find a full-color image of the puzzle with the 1000 pieces contained in a sealed plastic bag. The pieces are thick and sturdy and ribbon cut for a flawless fit. The greyboard contains 90% recycled paper, the packaging contains 70% recycled paper and the colorful image is made with non-toxic inks. The completed holiday puzzle measures 20” x 20″. Aside from being lots of fun to make, puzzles are also beneficial gifts to give.
Disclaimer: I received complimentary products to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.