And they’re bigger and better for 2013!
My sets of six handmade silver Christmas pudding coins are always very popular in the lead up to Christmas. Last year I really struggled to keep up with demand and it took months for my poor hands to recover from all the sawing and filing!
So this year they’ve been redesigned to be bigger, rounder – and less taxing on my hands to make. Plus I’ve started making the coins early this year to ensure I have plenty of sets available.
What are Christmas pudding coins?
In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s an old tradition in Australia, the UK and other Commonwealth countries to put silver coins or tokens into Christmas puddings, with the idea being that if you find one or more in your slice of pudding it will bring you good luck in the new year – particularly in relation to money.
Once decimal currency was introduced in Australia in the 1960s it became more difficult to keep the tradition alive as modern coins are made with base metals and aren’t safe to use in this way.
As my own family’s stash of vintage silver coins began to dwindle I made a set of handmade pudding coins in pure silver for my Mum to use. I then had requests from friends and family to make more sets. Eventually I started selling them through my handmade jewellery shop and now they’re one of my most popular items each year.
About the sets
Each heirloom quality set of Christmas pudding coins comes with six handmade coins in pure silver, which are each etched with a different vintage illustration. Accompanying the coins are my family’s recipes for an unusual but delicious (and accidentally vegan!) Christmas pudding and very indulgent (and not remotely vegan) brandy sauce.
The coins come packaged in a sturdy white box made from recycled card, which is tied with a festive red and white grosgrain ribbon.
Have a look at the Christmas pudding coins. If they are sold out then click to join the notification mailing list to be the first to know when they’re back in stock.