Here at Silver 54, we have adopted the humble garden Hedgehog as our symbol this Christmas. With their cute pointy noses and soft little bellies, they never fail to bring a much needed smile to our faces. However, from a number of 30 million in the 1950s, there are only 1.5 million left in the wild today. They need our help…
To help save these delightful creatures, we are donating a £1.00 from each of the products highlighted below to the Preservation of Hedgehogs charity, based in the UK.
For some festive fun, we’d like to introduce Hilary, our enchanting Christmas decoration. Made from felt and fur, this charming lady measures approximately 14 cms high and costs £10.00
For the perfect winter clothing accessory, we have three charming styles in a variety of finishes, ranging from £15.00.
We also have the perfect complement to any winter outfit with a range of beautiful hedgehog scarves too and a coffee/tea thermal drink cup for £13.00, just the thing for those cold days watching sport or standing at a station.
In our jewellery range we have this delightful boxed card, with sterling silver star stud earring. A great gift for posting, it costs £15.00.
We also have a sterling silver hedgehog necklace and earrings in rose gold, yellow gold and sterling silver. They are a lovely weight and cast with beautiful detail. Prices start at £35.00 each.
And last, but not least, we are our handmade, fused glass Christmas decorations by local company, A Touch of Glass. Each is unique and comes in a special gift tin to make the perfect gift. They are just £15.00.
And because we love Hedgies so much, here are a few FUN HEDGIE FACTS for your trivia games at Christmas…
Did you know…
- A Hedgehog has between 5000 and 7000 spines, which they raise when raise when then feel threatened. Ouchy!
- Hedgehogs were once call Urchins throughout the Middle Ages and but because they enjoy foraging around in bushes and the undergrowth, their name was changed.
- Hedgehogs hibernate in the Winter, and have a life span of 2 to 5 years.
- Hedgehogs are lactose intolerant, so why not leave out some fruit instead.