The smell of oranges and cloves filled the room when we all sat down to make a very traditional Christmas Pomander. Pomanders is a natural air freshener and at this time of year, they can make a perfect fragrant festive decoration or a great Christmas gift too!

We used large oranges and cloves, and it brought back some fond memories for our residents, as they remember making them with their parents as children. The conversation turned to all the fruits they used to dry out for tree decorations, including lemons and limes!

To make the activity even more festive we played Christmas music and all enjoyed some sherry and mince pies – it really felt like Christmas now. A wonderful afternoon full of fond memories of Christmas.