Hextol Foundation

The run up to Christmas is one of the busiest times of year for many businesses, and I am fortunate to have the Hextol Greenbox (part of Hextol Foundation) to do the large amount of packing needed to prepare my Seasons of Northumberland calendars,  and Northumberland Winter Christmas cards ready for sale every year. Hextol Foundation is ‘an independent charitable company, based in Hexham, which gives a sense of purpose to people who are learning disabled or who have mental ill-health by helping them develop their skills and confidence through work and personal achievement that creates a positive transformation in the quality of their lives’. Under the guidance of  chief executive Chris Milner, the Hextol Foundation provides an invaluable service for many businesses in this region, covering jobs such as packing, decorating, gardening and catering. Thank you to everyone at Hextol Foundation!

Photo by Roger Clegg

First frost

Today saw the first hard frost of the winter, and a beautful sunny morning in Northumberland National Park. This Christmas card shows the Tarset valley, near Greenhaugh, and a similarly fine frosty day with bright sunshine. The Northumberland Winter range of Christmas cards are supplied in packs of ten cards, and there are over forty designs to choose from.

New Christmas card designs

The new cards have been printed this week for the Northumberland Winter Christmas card range and are arriving from the printers tomorrow, ready for despatch next week. You can order the cards from this website today, and they will be delivered as soon as possible.

Hexham, Northumberland, winter evening