Appearing in windows all around the country since March this year, the simple rainbow has become the unofficial symbol for celebrating the NHS.
From the doctors and nurses, to the carers, cleaners, porters and so on, the rainbow symbolizes our thanks for those who are going above and beyond the call of duty because of the pandemic.
Now that the nightly 'NHS Clap for Carers' is no longer a regular occurrence, there are other ways you can express your appreciation and gratitude for their hard work, and John Lewis & Partners has just announced a new one for Christmas: their Pop Art Rainbow Bauble (opens in new tab).
The John Lewis & Partners Rainbow bauble
'We had rainbow baubles in previous years, but this year the rainbow has become an emblem of 2020 and the NHS,' says Jason Billings-Cray, Partner and Junior Buyer, John Lewis & Partners Christmas Shop. 'With this in mind, we have attached a charity donation, 25% of the retail price going to NHS Charities Together.'
Retailing at £8 – with £2 of each sale going to the NHS charity – the Pop Art Rainbow bauble (opens in new tab) goes on sale from 2nd of November, online and in John Lewis & Partners stores nationwide. It will also be sold in 300 Waitrose branches, too.
NHS Charities Together supports over 1.5 million NHS staff and their patients, providing wellbeing hubs, activity packs and long-term mental health support, as well as generally enhancing patient experience and care nationwide.
Want to know more about John Lewis' Christmas Pop Art trend? The brand's super colorful collection is the perfect antidote to the sadness and seriousness of 2020.
Not for the faint-hearted or those who prefer their Christmas decor to be simple and sophisticated, Pop Art's über kitsch baubles and decorations in bold shades and tongue-in-cheek designs all combine to create a fun and light-hearted look.
As Emma Turner, John Lewis & Partners Home Studio Designer says: 'We always have a more fun, exaggerated trend in our Christmas range and I think this year it's going to be more popular than ever as we've seen the nation take to crafting, painting and creating in lockdown.'
Emma continues: 'The trend takes inspiration from the likes of Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso and Jeff Koons and it's a perfect example of how to mix new baubles with homemade creations.'
The Pop Art Rainbow bauble (opens in new tab) is the perfect way to celebrate Christmas, while acknowledging the brilliant NHS this season.
Ginevra Benedetti is Associate Editor on the Homes Content Team at Future. She has been writing about interiors for the past 16 years on the majority of Britain’s monthly interiors titles, such as Ideal Home, Country Homes & Interiors and Style at Home, as well as Livingetc and of course, Homes & Gardens. This naturally lead her into writing for websites like HomesandGardens.com.
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