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.
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!
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!
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.
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.