Here are some non-jangly Christmas folk tunes (with swish accompanying animated videos) for some Yuletide relief from your musical fairy lights.

DIY flapper trees

3:00pm Monday, 17 Dec.

These little doozies are called flapper trees, which we're assuming means their fringing flaps up and down, not that their fringing makes them look a bit like a 1920s dame straight out of F. Scott Fitzgerald (who has also been shaken vigorously).

Even though it's only once a year, if you're living in cramped quarters the very idea of surrendering valuable floor space for something as extravagant as a Christmas tree might be a little daunting.

frankie diy - christmas bon bons

9:00am Friday, 14 Dec.

Our gift paper book isn't just for wrapping - here's a nifty and super easy way to turn the pages into snazzy Christmas bon bons, minus the dad jokes.

festive craft downloads

3:00pm Sunday, 16 Dec.

While handmade gifts that take forever to complete are swell, there's something to be said for quick and dirty crafting when you've got a gift list a mile long. Enter the downloadable craft: cheap, quick and perfect for last-minute, kitchen table assembly line.

"Hark!" the paper angels sing, now is the time for subsciption giving!

Just a quick note from us to wish you a Merry Christmas/Happy Hanukkah/Cheerful Turkey Eating Day/Festivus! We hope that your morning, noon and night is chockas full, just like your belly will be in only a few hours' time.

little paper house cards

9:00am Thursday, 20 Dec.

Little Paper House Press have some seriously lovely sets of letterpress cards, stationery and gift wrap which will be as much fun using as it will be receiving.

a very ethical christmas

9:00am Wednesday, 05 Dec.

Oxfam's 3 Things team have put some thinking caps underneath their Santa hats and have made A Very Ethical Christmas, a whole website dedicated to doing good so you don't wind up with coal in your stocking.

Love Mae's wall decals are less permanent than wallpaper and prettier than taking to your lounge room with a set of textas, they have a whole slew of peel-and-stick options for different nooks and crannies - thus great for the silly season.

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