Colouring In for Christmas


There are just two more days until Christmas, so although this is a little late, it’s still relevant!

The lovely Marcus Walters, illustrator and graphic artist extraordinaire, today sent me two ‘Colour In Christmas Sacks‘ as a thank-you for the couple of times I’ve pointed you in his direction on this blog, via posts about Popsicle and #lewes4xmas.


I think this is such a great idea, I thought it was perfect for a post on Little Lewes before we all go dark for the week.

When I was a kid, my mum eschewed stockings for pillowcases one year when she became tired of all the silly little stocking fillers that cost a lot and were kind of junky. She didn’t want to give us more crap, so she went instead for four or five slightly bigger things that would get more mileage, punctuating them with chocolate coins and oranges.

To give you an idea of scale! Image via

This year I’m doing the same because I think it’s nice to wake up on Christmas morning to everything contained at the end of the bed. Feeling the lumps and bumps and then retrieving the gifts one by one is somehow nicer than when there are a few on the bed itself because they’re too bulky to fit into the narrow stocking.

That the boys can colour in their sacks is an added benefit! They’ll be busy doing that tonight.

If you like the idea of Marcus’s Christmas Sacks, Sharon has a few at Popsicle downstairs at the Needlemakers in Lewes. They’re £10.

The ‘Giant Colouring In Poster’ by Emma Carlow

Colouring in seems to be a bit of a theme this year, because I’ve also procured for the boys, Lewes graphic designer Emma Carlow‘s ‘Giant Colouring In Poster‘ – a Scandi-look mix of shapes and motifs such as a jammy dodger, aeroplane and four-leaf clover in red and blue that the boys can spend some time filling in together on Christmas Day before it goes on the walls of their room.


Emma was selling these at the Artists & Makers, but also has an Etsy shop where they’re available – the Giant size (841 x 1189mm) comes in at £25 and the Huge size (610 x 841mm) is £15. Emma has put a few in Popsicle, so head over there to pick one up or order via Etsy and she can arrange to deliver it to you for free if you’re local.

Happy colouring-in Christmas! 

Disclosure: I bought the ‘Giant Colouring In Poster‘ by Emma Carlow at the Artists & Makers and thought it was a really nice thing to share with you. Marcus gave me the ‘Christmas Colour In Sacks‘ as a thank-you for some linking I’ve done to him because I love his prints and products. No compensation, financial or otherwise, has been offered or accepted for the writing of this post. 

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2 thoughts on “Colouring In for Christmas

  1. I love those products! They’re so much fun. Thank you for sharing Little Lewes! P.S. My nan always used a pillow case too, and my mum an hessian sack, which we still do today 🙂 Merry Christmas to you and your family 🙂

    1. Oh Dôrte, so nice of you to comment and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you and yours too. Let’s see each other in January for a coffee OK? xxx

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