Every year, I'm feeling all Christmassy during this time because of the Christmas features I'm working on. It's very dangerous because during my research, I'd be tempted to buy everything! Like the Sylvanian Families Christmas Set this year (RRP £19.99), featuring a Snow Bunny and Christmas tree, together with a Chocolate Rabbit and gifts! It make me all warm and fussy and I want to add it to our collection!
The only thing I don't really like to use from Sylvanian Families set are their paper creations, because they get crumpled easily by young kids (don't they know that the Sylvanian Families are special and care is required when playing with them?!). But I absolutely adore the gifts that come with this set, and few of them are even solid toys! It's £17.51 on Amazon UK at the moment too.
Then I saw the previous Sylvanian Families Christmas Party Set (£23.99 on Amazon UK), and now I'm having a dilemma. I actually think this year's set is prettier overall, but look at the transparent pieces from the previous set:
I haven't seen many transparent Sylvanian Families pieces before (baby bottles and light features yes), and these are so attractive like jewels! It also features a Chocolate Rabbit and Christmas tree, with a yummy cake set.
Hmm, which one should we go for?
I really fancy including the Chocolate Rabbit family to our collection as well because they are just so adorable, and they seem to represent Sylvanian Families. But we've just received the new Polar Bear Family, and the Panda Family are still very new as well, so maybe we should add more sets to our collection first before getting them.
The Polar Bear Family (RRP £16.99) is the latest Sylvanian Family joining Sylvania this year. They come in Summer outfits (love the yellow and blue detailed outfits!) but I think the family will be most fitting for Christmas! After all, Polar Bears came from the snowy North Pole right?
I then ended up on Sylvanian Families' official UK website, and couldn't help looking at their Connectable sets! Did you know that you can now join some of the houses together to make a bigger house? Like the following house is a combination of the Beechwood Hall, Cosy Cottage Starter Home, Cedar Terrace and Hamburger Restaurant:
You can also combine the Supermarket, Sweets Store and Toy Shop to make a corner/ village shop:
I think the connectable range is really worth buying because it opens up to a lot of combinations! You can combine a few smaller, cheaper set together to create that mansion that you've always wanted, isn't that amazing? It's perfect for those times like Christmas where children can ask aunties and uncles to help collecting smaller houses/ shops to form into a big set.
There are many more in the range as well that you can use to combine:
The Maple Manor that comes with a Carport (see below, connected to the Cosy Cottage Starter Home on top of the Carport), Country Doctor set, Country Tree School, Forest Nursery and the Seaside Restaurant. You can see how some of these combine on their website's connect section too.
Can I be a naughty mum and coach them into wanting these?!