The holiday season is the perfect time to add a touch of individuality and charm to your vehicle.
With the holiday season fast approaching, if you are a lover of all things festive and fun, you might want to look to TopReg and the huge selection of personalised plates that aim to highlight your love of the season. Whether you love Halloween or Christmas, these custom plates aren’t just for your car, they are a statement piece, a conversation starter, and the perfect way to share your holiday spirit with the world!
Let us start with Halloween. Halloween is all about us embracing the spooking and celebrating the supernatural. With its pumpkins, costumes, and candy, it is a beloved holiday but do you know how this enchanting celebration of spookiness originated? Let’s take a little journey through history to uncover the haunting history of Halloween.
Halloween’s origins can be traced back over two thousand years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. Samhain, pronounced as “sow-win,” is rooted in Celtic paganism, serving as a testament to the ancient spiritual traditions of the Gaelic people. This festival marks a special juncture to honor the bountiful harvest and the commencement of what’s often referred to as “the dark half of the year.” Samhain holds the belief that during this sacred time, the once-firm barriers separating the realm of the living and the ethereal world become porous, fostering a heightened connection between mortals and the mystical denizens of the Otherworld.
The traditions we now associate with Halloween began to take shape in medieval Europe. “Souling,” for instance, was a practice where the poor would go from house to house, receiving food in return for prayers for the dead. Over time, this evolved into going door-to-door asking for money or food. In Scotland, young people took part in “guising,” where they dressed in costume and performed a song, poem, or joke in exchange for a treat. On October 31, a date recognized as All Hallows Eve or Halloween, many of the age-old pagan customs endured before finding their way to 19th-century. Scottish and Irish immigrants, transported the rich heritage of these traditions and tales across the ocean to America evolving into, for example, the modern “trick-or-treat”. Carvin turnips adapted to the carved pumpkin we all know and love today. Costumes today adapted and were inspired by a mix of influences, from folklore to pop culture. Iconic monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein, and the Mummy began to make appearances, making Halloween the holiday of all things eerie and mysterious.
Halloween, with its rich and fascinating history, has evolved over the centuries into a holiday celebrated worldwide. Today, it’s a time for dressing up in creative costumes, indulging in sweet treats, and embracing a bit of frightful fun. From its ancient Celtic roots to the spirited festivities of modern times, Halloween continues to captivate people of all ages and backgrounds, reminding us that there’s magic in celebrating the spooky and mysterious. So let’s start embracing the spooky and celebrating the supernatural this Halloween. With personalised plates like “TR17 CKS” or “SP20 OKY”, your car can become part of the Halloween festivities. Whether you’re taking the little ones trick-or-treating or just want to showcase your love for the holiday, these plates are a fantastic choice.
Or maybe you are more of a fan of celebrating Christmas? Do you enjoy all the holly jolly fun surrounding the celebration of Christmas? Have you ever wondered how we went from it’s origins to current-day celebrations? Let’s take a look into the history of Christmas… In medieval times, a raucous revelry encompassed the full twelve days of Christmas, culminating on January 6th, known as ’Twelfth Night,’ a time for exchanging presents. These jubilations held deep-rooted significance, marking the birth of Christ. The very name ’Christmas’ is derived from ’Christ’s Mass’. Medieval merrymaking during this period combined elements from Roman Saturnalia, where roles reversed with masters serving their servants, and gift-giving traditions. In addition, it borrowed customs from the midwinter feast of Yule, characterised by the ritualistic Yule Log, which would be kept ablaze throughout the season. Homes were bedecked with vibrant evergreens, and festive feasts included indulgent boar’s heads, often exquisitely adorned, and libations of mulled ’braggot.’ This potent ale, infused with honey and cinnamon, sometimes received a spirited kick from brandy. This spirited fusion of traditions from various cultures made medieval Christmas a lively and joyful season, celebrating both the birth of Christ and the communal spirit of sharing and revelry. However, the Christmas we know today took shape in Victorian times, when the rowdier celebrations of earlier periods were toned down into a quieter family-focused festival. For example, the Christmas tree is the staple of Christmas in our homes, right? Well, Christmas trees were popularised by Albert (Queen Victoria’s husband) which originated from his native country - Germany. In 1840 they rapidly caught on, as did decking them with lights and presents, by now given on Christmas Day itself.
The holiday season wouldn’t be complete without some Christmas-themed plates. We can’t think of a better present to give to a car owner this Christmas than a unique personalised plate. “X1 MAS” or “SA20 NTA” are perfect for getting everyone into the festive spirit. Whether you’re thinking of gifting this as a present or just adding some Christmas magic to your daily commute, these plates will fill your heart with holiday joy.
Some Quick Tips for Ordering Personalised Plates
- Plan ahead: Custom plates can take some time to process, and holiday periods can be a time for increased orders for us to deal with, so try to make sure to order them in advance of the holiday you’re celebrating if possible.
- Check Availability: Granted we do pride ourselves on our vast array of options, not all phrases may be available, so have a few backup ideas in mind. Visit our website and enter your desired phrase and then go from there.
- Spread the Word: Use social media for inspiration and once you’ve got your personalised plates, share your holiday spirit on social media. You might inspire others to join in the fun.
This holiday season, let your car be a part of the celebrations. Personalised plates are a creative way to embrace the holiday spirit and spread some cheer. So, whether you’re cruising through the neighbourhood on Halloween, braving the Black Friday crowds, or bringing Christmas magic to your daily drive, let your plates tell the world that you’re celebrating in style.