Review: What If? Christmas Day 1000 Piece puzzle

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Before I had my daughter Daisy I was quite enjoying completing puzzles. Usually 500 piece ones, which I could do in about 2 hours. I do enjoy sitting, relaxing, completing a nice puzzle. Usually with a glass of wine or while watching some Netflix. I think there is something really relaxing about spending time on a puzzle, and not having deadlines for work or chores to complete. I’ve recently been sent the What If? Christmas Day puzzle, available from Ravensburger.

What If? Christmas Day 1000 Piece puzzle

Now you can possibly already tell from the box but the picture that you see there is NOT the picture that you are creating when you build the puzzle. The idea is that you see how Christmas COULD be and then you create the realistic picture instead. The one where things aren’t going smoothly and everyone isn’t smiling. I found this quite a fun concept if I’m honest and while I was initially a little apprehensive that I would be able to do it I found it great fun!

What If? Christmas Day 1000 Piece puzzle Box

On the bottom of the box there is an address where you can write if you want to be sent a little image of the actual puzzle to solve. I think this is a nice idea and if you’re someone who will really struggle, or won’t Google the picture to use to solve the puzzle, then this is great!

What If? Christmas Day 1000 Piece puzzle pieces

Now this puzzle is a 1,000 piece one. Because I’m a bit sad when I started sorting out the edge pieces I checked that all of the pieces were there. I’ve never had a brand new puzzle not have the right amount of pieces but I just can’t resist making sure before I start making the puzzle.

When I first opened the box the bag containing all of the puzzle pieces had a split in it, meaning some of the pieces had spilled out. However, as the box was shrink-wrapped it wasn’t an issue at all and I didn’t lose any of the pieces.

What If? Christmas Day 1000 Piece puzzle - Making the border

As always I started with the edge of the What If? Christmas Day puzzle. I found that it was pretty straight forward, and I had fun with the edge. It was simple to put together and only took me around 15-20 minutes. Not bad! 

I then had to deal with Daisy, and came back to the puzzle later in the evening. I had a relaxing evening, with a nice glass of wine, putting the puzzle pieces together. I found that the pieces fit together, and there were no issues with similar pieces that I couldn’t place. I’ve chose not to share an image of the finished puzzle to keep the surprise for fellow puzzle fans! 

I found the What If? Christmas Day puzzle to be high quality. The pieces were high quality, and there were only 2 or 3 that had got stuck together in the box. I was able to pry them apart without ripping or damaging them which was great. Also, the image was high quality and I had great fun putting it together and seeing what was happening during the Christmas Day. This puzzle is available from Amazon and sells for £11.99.

I received the What If? Christmas Day puzzle for free in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own, as always.

13 Responses

  1. Lyndsey OHalloran November 26, 2017 / 10:37 am

    I find puzzles so relaxing and what better than one for Christmas?! It must be fun to do one without knowing what the picture will be until the end.

  2. Kira November 26, 2017 / 11:52 am

    We love puzzles in this house . They are so addictive ! Definately a must for Christmas 🙂

  3. janet hawkins November 26, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    a must have for christmas would love this one myself

  4. Gerardine Spiers November 26, 2017 / 4:45 pm

    These puzzles are fab. A neighbour of mine gets one of these from a family member each year and she loves them. They do takes ages though as you do not have a picture to start with! A great present for people that love Jigsaws

  5. Sonia Cave November 26, 2017 / 6:09 pm

    My daughter and I have just started doing larger puzzles together, it is very relaxing

  6. Jess Howliston November 27, 2017 / 10:34 am

    This looks like a great puzzle and I love the concept of the image of the puzzle being different to the one on the box too! x

  7. Zena's Suitcase November 27, 2017 / 3:32 pm

    This sounds like a great puzzle, but I suspect I would be the person googling the picture to get a bit of help with it

  8. Clare November 27, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    I haven’t done a jigsaw for such a long time, Christmas is a great time to do one with the kids though.

  9. scots2travel November 27, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    My goodness, that would keep everyone quiet on Christmas day. What a brilliant idea. Silence till it’s finished please.

  10. Baby Isabella November 28, 2017 / 8:35 pm

    What an intriguing puzzle! We can’t imagine what the finish one looks like – not the perfect Christmas in some amusing way 🙂

  11. Stephanie November 28, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Love that you don’t know what the puzzle looks like!!!

  12. Kara November 29, 2017 / 10:48 am

    I haven’t done a jigsaw for years (an adult one that is) – looks like a great gift

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