Halloween just passed, Thanksgiving’s coming up next, but judging by the displays in all of the retail stores we’ve visited, the clearance skeletons are already hanging out next to brand new Santa Claus’ and snowmen. So, it’s never too early to start your holiday shopping! It’s also just about that time of year when it starts to get pretty chilly outside and we need some fun activities to do indoors. Jigsaw puzzles are the perfect solution!
Know a puzzle lover whose favorite holiday is also Christmas? Here are seven great Christmas-themed puzzles, each one a different brand! They should certainly help get you in the spirit so you’ll be ready for all the carols that will soon be flooding the radio airwaves!
Father and son play with the new train set on Christmas morning. Made by Cobble Hill. $15.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size 26.625″ x 19.25″.
Soft lighting in this Snowman Family Puzzle by Springbok. $11.99. This puzzle has small, medium and large size pieces so everyone can work together! 400 pieces. Finished size 26.75″ x 20.5″.
Adorable Kittens snuggle up in Santa’s hat under the Christmas Tree. $10.99. 500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Finished size: 18″ x 24″.
Christmas Baking by Euro Graphics. Delicious looking holiday treats from sugar cookies to gingerbread houses to candy canes! $15.99. 1000 piece jigsaw puzzle. Finished size: 19.25″ x 26.5″. *Note: This puzzle is new has been flying off the shelves – it may be sold out but we will have more stock coming within 2 weeks.
Beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts are an inspiration for any creative holiday shopper. And the repetitive shapes and colors with make this puzzle a challenge! Every Day’s a Gift by White Mountain. $18.99. 1500 piece jigsaw puzzle. Finished Size : 24″ x 32″.
Little doggie is all dressed up for the Holidays. Though he does not look so pleased. Help him live through his humiliation as you assemble this silly Santa favorite. Artist: Gahan Wilson. From the Dec. 9, 1991 issue of The New Yorker – Santa’s Dog by New York Puzzle Co. $16.99. 500 pieces.
A Gift for Santa – Coca-Cola by Buffalo Games. A very jolly Santa Claus gets a special treat at this house. $14.99. 1000 pieces. Finished size: 20” x 27”.
It’s that time of year again – time for the trees to put on their final show with blazing colors of orange, red and yellow leaves. Time for pumpkins, apple cider, trick-or-treating, football and playing outside in the beautiful weather. To get you in the mood, this week’s jigsaw puzzle of the day is Memory Lane – Autumn Leaves and Laughter.
Created by Master Pieces for ages 13 and up, Memory Lane – Autumn Leaves and Laughter features colorful artwork by Randy Van Beek that you could get lost in. Imagine walking up to the beautiful Victorian home with the welcoming porch. Along the way, you kick up a few brilliant leaves that have fallen in your path. Children throw themselves into piles of leaves without abandon and after the pile scatters too much to jump in, they gather the leaves up in their red wagon to make new piles all while inventing new rules to their “game”.
The air is crisp, the bright red barn in the distance stands out against a clear blue sky. The neighbors must be burning leaves because you smell the unmistakable scent that takes you back to your childhood and those inevitable family “yard clean up” days. Maybe later you and the kids will get together and have a family pumpkin carving contest.
With 300 pieces, Memory Lane – Autumn Leaves and Laughter is jigsaw puzzle that will provide hours of challenging fun. Just in time for the season, too – when you complete this puzzle hang it over your fireplace and bring the change of season indoors to enjoy.