Thursday, 20 December 2018
Let's Visit Santa 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle from Ravensburger
"I know what I really want for Christmas. I want my childhood back. Nobody is going to give me that. I might give at least the memory of it to myself if I try. I know it doesn't make sense, but since when is Christmas about sense, anyway? It is about a child, of long ago and far away, and it is about the child of now. In you and me. Waiting behind the door of our hearts for something wonderful to happen. A child who is impractical, unrealistic, simpleminded and terribly vulnerable to joy."
Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten
Let's Visit Santa 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle from Ravensburger will thrill anyone who has fond and funny memories of visiting Santa as a child or taking your children to a grotto to meet the old chap with a fluffy white beard.
I remember taking little Eddie to the grotto in Oxford, and he was rather shy, hiding behind my back and refusing to come and say Hello to Santa.
Working on this puzzle, I thought about my own childhood new year's eves parties and Russian Santa called Ded Moroz (Father Frost).
This festive jigsaw puzzle shows a very busy scene: there is Santa himself with his visitors, a cheeky elf, a kind snowman, a magic merry-go-round, three kings in the background, and lots of animals of all sizes. A little boy hugs Santa and whispers his Christmas wishes in his ear. His older sister seems to be happy to wait for her turn, enjoying the warmth of the fireplace and twinkling lights.
The Christmas tree is festooned with candy canes, baubles and other ornaments.
There are so many wonderful presents scattered around. The puzzle is exceptionally detailed and colourful, and captures the spirit of the season perfectly. It is such a kind, nostalgic scene.
This is the 22nd Limited Edition puzzle designed and developed by Ravensburger's UK team.
The puzzle measures 70x50cm when completed. It's suitable for ages 12+.
Like all Ravensburger puzzles, it's made from strong premium grade cardboard, with linen finish print to minimise the glare on puzzle image.
This is the last jigsaw puzzle of the year for me. And what a lovely puzzle to end the year with!
If there is a jigsaw puzzle fan in your life, they will be thrilled with this gift for Christmas.
Disclosure: I received the puzzle for the purposes of reviewing. All opinions are my own.