Two mums fed up with not being able to find festive decorations that looked like them and their daughters have set up a business selling Christmas tree ornaments featuring black Angel and Santa baubles.
The business is the brain child of Alison Burton and Natalie Duvall, two Croydon mums on a mission to help make the festive season become more inclusive.
The pair co-created March Muses which is the UK leader in Christmas Decorations of colour. After realising that their daughters couldn’t see themselves represented in Christmas tree ornaments, the pair decided to do something about it.
They have developed 19 products, which are individually handmade with close attention being made to skin tone, hair design, body shape and size They embody diversity, elegance and a side of Christmas that is rarely seen and their range of decorations of colour will ensure that everyone can feel included in the holiday magic.
Alison and Natalie are both March born, hence the name and passionate about making these images normal and not novelty.
Each figurine has been named after an inspirational person of colour who was also born in March.
Mother-of-one Alison who has extensive recruitment experience, sourcing talent for established and successful City based organisations, said: “After a never ending search to find festive ornaments that look like us, Natalie and I decided to create our own range and bring them to market ourselves!
“Seeing the kids’ faces light up when they feel represented on the Christmas tree is just magical and these products are long overdue in the UK.”
The mums could only find representative Christmas ornaments of colour in the USA but with a £20 postal and package fee.
Mother-of-two Natalie, an actress, facilitator and marketing specialist said: “So Alison and I decided to create a range of festive decorations that represented US. This is just the beginning and we hope you will join us on this journey to add a splash of colour, to your White Christmas.”
To see the March Muses Christmas range visit: www.marchmuses.co.uk